I like the “Google” app on Android — the thing you see if you swipe right on the Android home screen. But a weakness of it is that you can’t get back to a story easily. For instance, this morning I followed a Google Now card to see a story about Tom Ricketts and the Cubs, closed the story, then thought, “Wait, I meant to look at XYZ in that web page.” Once you close a story like this the Now card disappears, and you can’t get back to it easily (which is the weakness).
Solution 1: Going back to Google Now app stories on Android 7
I don’t know if this is the only way to do it, but as a solution, one way to get back to the story on Android 7 is to follow these steps: