When I'm in an e-mail and there's a story/link, I am unable to click through. Absolutely nothing happens.
If you're using Chrome this is a known issue. Turn off your popup blocker, or use a different browser.
If you are using Chrome for your browser this is a known issue with Google. Until they get it sorted out, right-click on the link and open it from that menu. Or, turn off the pop-up blocker in Chrome. See here for more information-----------------