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And here, in this awesomely beautiful and frightening ice storm, there is also beauty: friends reaching out to friends. There is something about storms of life that strip us to our core, literally to our heart. And what a joy to discover that there, in the mist of the storm, people are good and beautiful, that our primal instinct is to connect our lives, to reach out in love and service.
An anti-Muslim speaker talks at a Florida aeronautical college. In St. Paul, a newly-minted officer gets a police-issued hijab. Islamic extremists in Nigeria continue to kill civilians.