RealNews is a large corpus of news articles from Common Crawl. Data is scraped from Common Crawl, limited to the 5000 news domains indexed by Google News. The authors used the Newspaper Python library to extract the body and metadata from each article. News from Common Crawl dumps from December 2016 through March 2019 were used as training data; articles published in April 2019 from the April 2019 dump were used for evaluation. After deduplication, RealNews is 120 gigabytes without compression.