"ISIS sent four car bombs. The last one hit me."
The top story being shared to and from journalists today comes from New York Times photographer Bryan Denton, who offers a harrowing firsthand account of getting hit by an ISIS suicide car bomb while shadowing an Iraqi counterterrorism convoy outside Mosul. "Such a gripping read and fantastic photographs," says VICE's Ben Sullivan. "Amazingly vivid piece," adds the Guardian's Paul Owen.
October hasn't been a great month for Donald Trump, from the hot mic bus tape to a series of sexual assault allegations and a les-than-stellar final debate performance against Hillary Clinton which, if the polling numbers hold, will have marked the symbolic end to his presidential hopes. Now the New York Times has published "5 hours of interviews that reveal Trump's fear of failure and embarrassment." Michael Barbaro has the story, which includes choice cuts such as, “I don’t like to analyze myself because I might not like what I see,” and in what might be the understatement of the century, “It’s very hard for somebody to be married to me.”
Another leaked recording making the rounds comes from the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister Theresa May, who was caught on a tape obtained by the Guardian's Nick Hopkins and Rowena Mason sharing her true feelings about Brexit. Contrary to public statements made in recent weeks, May expressed concerns that leaving the European Union might not only harm the UK's ecopnomic outlook, but that it may have also made the country less safe from terrorism: “There are definitely things we can do as members of the European Union that I think keep us more safe,” May said.