MulleNewz is an OS X "dockling" which allows you to stay in touch with the world via the OS X dock. The program is actually an easy-to-configure RSS news reader that can access a lot of popular sites that offer RSS news content by displaying news headlines in a compact manner. When you click on the headline you're interested, MulleNewz will open your preferred browser and direct it to the URL containing the whole story.
Version 1.9 addresses the following:
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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.
Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.
Some Web browsers (such as Safari, Firefox and Shiira) can perform rudimentary RSS newsreading tasks, but they're not specialized, dedicated applications like these, with all sorts of bells and whistles. If you want to get your feet wet with RSS, however, Safari & Firefox can be a good start.
These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!