...might as well document how it turned out:

*Note:* If you're logged in to a Microsoft account in your browser while
changing your News widget settings but not logged in to the same Microsoft
account in Windows 10, the settings on the MSN.com page will not work. In
that case, you'll need to log out of your Microsoft account in your browser,
reload the MSN widget settings page, and then make the changes again. Reload
the widget to make the settings take effect.

https://www.howtogeek.com/733709/how-to-configure-windows-10s-weather-news-taskbar-widget/

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