Stories to keep you reading
"Amazing piece by @lindsfortado on the crime and punishment of rogue trader Kweku Adoboli," tweets Kiran Stacey at the Financial Times (an exclusive first interview since leaving prison that's at 2,100 shares so far). "While in prison, the man who lost UBS $2.3bn began writing to @FT's Lindsay Fortado," explains FT's Christine Spolar. "Very reluctant to admit he did anything wrong," notices freelance journalist Andrew Clark. Mark Scott with the New York Times points out, "Fun fact: he wants to do a PhD in corporate governance & compliance." Well, good to know?
In breaking headlines, U.S. and Kurdish commandos reportedly raided an ISIS prison in northern Iraq early this morning. "First American KIA in Iraq since 2011 dies in raid freeing prisoners of ISIS prison," details Motherboard's Derek Mead. Up to 70 Kurdish hostages were freed, according to the Washington Post. Meanwhile, this is what it's like to be an LGBT Syrian fleeing for your life. "One Syrian lesbian told @jlfeder that life as a refugee in Istanbul was so bad she's returning to Damascus," realizes BuzzFeed's Paul Hamilos. Elsewhere in LGBT concerns, Olympic freeskier and X Games star Gus Kenworthy just became the first openly gay action sports athlete. "Olympic skier from Telluride who gained notoriety for saving stray dogs in Sochi makes an even more courageous move," praises Tom Wieland from CBS Denver.
Ready for your daily political fix? One Ron Paul staffer has been convicted as another is acquitted, while Hillary Clinton takes the mic before the Benghazi committee. "What can you email about after an attack?" wonders Lynn Sweet at the Chicago Sun-Times. And in Carol Leonnig's latest, an inspector will issue a formal alert to Secret Service about overworking their staff after two officers were found asleep at their posts. Carol, we missed your bylines on this beat. It's good to have them back.