I will start by saying this is entirely a step in the right direction. While todays Bing Image of the Day doesn't make it too easy to see, the old News Bar on the New Tab Page has been replaced with a button defaulting to keeping it hidden most of the time. I still believe to gain peoples favour once New Edge launches, it is essential that there is an option to completely remove any mention of New using the "Choose your layout" menu. I urge the Edge team to embrace the idea online of "new Microsoft" and give us as consumer friendly option to remove the News Feed and mentions of it to avoid souring first impressions at launch.
I will also note that this update was pushed to my device without the need for an update to Edge meaning that changes to New Tab Page can be carried out online and don't need a browser update. Users who enabled a flag which causes Edge to use the offline New Tab Page, which some users have been using as a "work around" to get rid of news, will not see this update.
Cameron, I've noticed the button gives the stuff, but, only scrolling gets rid of it. I don't see or find a 'reverse' button. Would be nice to just click the stuff aside, again. Maybe, I'm not seeing something; I did try clicking & looking to no avail... except to scroll. But, for now, cool the button is added.