In its continuing push to integrate Google Plus across its other offerings, Google announced today that it will start including articles your contacts have +1’d in a special section on Google News.
From Google News Blog:
Starting today, the Spotlight section will sometimes include articles that your Gmail contacts and people in your Google+ circles have publicly +1’d. You can see their profile pictures and click through to their Google+ profiles, just like on Social Search. And of course you can +1 the stories too, expressing your opinion and optionally sharing with your circles.