I need a set of news headlines and articles to help me in a project on automatic summarization. Is there such a dataset or something similar?
The most widely used ones in text summarization research is the DUC dataset. If you see a paper using dataset "DUC 2015" or "DUC 2016" that's from here.
The CNN / DailyMail dataset is also widely used in summarization especially in recent years, although it labels itself as a Q&A dataset.