Dave asked for a screenshot, so here they are. First one shows parts of the front page in browsing mode. Second one shows parts of the front page in reading mode. Navigation and tool controls are not visiable in this shot. I am doing some experiments with 'hand-drawn' controls that stands out without disturbing the 'real newspaper' look and feel.
While visual aspect of the aggregator UI is important, most important thing is how it behaves and 'feels'. I must say, Daily News is breaking some new ground in UI.