A day of decisions

There are days the news isn’t compatible.

In Minnesota, the big story is someone hit the lottery last night. A single Powerball ticket, sold in Dakota County, is worth about $229 million and someone’s big decision is whether to take less money as a lump sum ($124 million), or collect the whole package via an annuity over a number of years.

And then there’s Wardo Mohamud Yusuf, the subject of a woefully incomplete five-paragraph story from the Associated Press today. She had to decide whether to leave her four-year-old son to die when he collapsed in Somalia while walking to a refugee camp in Kenya.

She did. And he did.