The Mueller report
After a 22-month investigation, a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election has been released by the Justice Department. The New York Times shares excerpts from and analysis of the report, which reveals that prosecutors “ultimately decided not to charge Mr. Trump, citing numerous legal and factual constraints, but pointedly declined to exonerate him.”
In The New Yorker, Ben Taub reports on the unlikely friendship between an American guard at Guantánamo Bay and the purportedly high-value prisoner he is assigned to watch. It doesn’t take long for the guard to question whether the prisoner’s detention is merited at all. As Taub reveals, it wasn’t, raising some serious questions about the global war on terror.
Icebergs for sale
Iceberg harvesting, as Lindsay Jones reports in Maclean’s, is taking off as an industry in Newfoundland and Labrador; it turns out that pure, pollution-free water can sell for eyebrow-raising amounts. But that’s not necessarily good news: icebergs are breaking apart in unprecedented numbers, responsible for one-third of the world’s rising sea levels associated with climate change, Jones writes.
Haunted by ISIS
For The Washington Post, Emily Rauhala and Amanda Coletta speak with Yazidi refugees who have settled in Canada after fleeing the Islamic State, leaving behind family in Iraq and Syria. The terror group “continues to haunt them, even as [the] caliphate crumbles, even in quiet, Canadian suburbs blanketed in snow,” as supporters advocate for family reunification to re-create a sense of community and continuity.