I don't know if this would be possible to create but anyways ill share the idea.
As you see the news would be posted like that and there would be a short description there. The front page now is so big and i doubt that people would go scrolling down to see what else is there. That means that only the story on the top would get seen.
With this you see all or most of the recent stories. IF you click on it the story would open in the same page like it would float down and open up. ( I don't know if this is possible on VB) After it opens up you can read it or close it up and open up other ones.
Example would be like in gmail when you have an email conversation you can open and close each message.