Some people can look away from the killings and attacks on innocent people in Syria. And then there are the Canadians.

In the past 14 months, Canadians have welcomed 40,000 Syrian refugees.

Some have settled in Yellowknife, one of the coldest cities on the planet.

“I love Yellowknife,” Mustafa Alhajy tells The Guardian in an article today about adjusting to the Canadian cold. “Everyone knows we are Syrian refugees. They stop and shake hands with us and ask us how we are doing,” said Mustafa. “Here it’s not warm in weather, but warm in emotions and feelings.”

And then there’s Jim Estill, of Guelph, Ontario, who has spent $1.5 million of his money to help dozens of refugees.


“You don’t want to grow old and say you stood by and did nothing,” he told CBS’s Sunday Morning audience yesterday.

Canada has a hard time turning away.

Nick Lutz’s former girlfriend is better off.

The Stetson University student got a letter from his ex, apologizing after their break-up.

So he graded it and sent it back. And then posted it to Twitter for the full embarrassment, the BBC reports.

Kids. Put Twitter down.

Spelling mistakes were highlighted, too.

He gave it a “D” grade.

Others on Twitter jumped in to provide even more “corrections.” You’re so classy, Twitter.

Say this about science: It spawns great protest signs, as evidenced by Sunday’s rally in Boston.

Members of the scientific community, environmental advocates, and supporters demonstrate Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Boston, to call attention to what they say are the increasing threats to science and scientific research under the administration of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

For all of the Minnesota Supreme Court cases that I see in which justices try to figure out what the Minnesota Legislature intended when it passed a law, I rarely see the Legislature subsequently take up the law again.

Today, sort of, was an exception when a committee at the Minnesota Capitol considered whether to tighten the law that the court ruled on when it overturned the expulsion of a student for bringing a knife to school.
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