Cramm for 8/18/17
Yesterday, terrorists struck in Barcelona in one of Spain’s biggest attacks.
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On Thursday afternoon, a van rammed into a crowd of people in Barcelona. 13 people were killed and at least 100 were injured. Two suspects were arrested. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Yup, yup, and yup. Early that morning, there was a second attack near Barcelona. Another car rammed into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring seven people. Soon after, Spanish police killed the five people driving the car. Nobody is sure whether or not this attack was linked to the first one.
WHAT ARE PEEPS SAYING?
General Pershing. As in Prez Trump tweeted that ‘Murica should take a page out of the World War 1 general’s book and dip our bullets in pig blood. (That sound is everyone gagging.) ICYMI, pork is thought to be impure in the Muslim religion. But the idea that Pershing did this is...just a myth. Cue the backlash from both sides of the aisle.
Many European countries are feeling on edge. Case in point: yesterday, Spanish police killed four people in an “anti-terror operation.” Stay tuned.
SPORTS: Recently, Kevin Durant said ‘no way no how’ and announced he wouldn’t visit the White House. Reminder: it’s kinda a tradition for winning sports team to come meet up with the prez. But many athletes haven’t gone in recent times in protest of Prez Trump. So now the Golden State Warriors are jumping on board.
US: Yesterday, the US Navy said they’d be “disciplining” around a dozen soldiers after seven of their crew were killed in a collision with a Phillipines container ship. Yup, that’s the collision you’ve been hearing a lot a lot about lately. Now, the Navy is saying they've lost "trust and confidence" with the crew.
WORLD: The other day, a group of people robbed a London jewelry store. In broad daylight. And escaped on motorcycles. Confidence overload. The robbers reportedly stole millions in jewelry. So no, there’s no massive manhunt going on.
WHAT TO KNOW
“Obi-Wan Kenobi:” the ‘Star Wars’ character that could possibly get his own spinoff. Hint hint: the Han Solo spinoff is getting released next year. So now Obi-Wan his own movie.
“I always wanted to” - Daniel Craig on returning as James Bond in the 25th movie. Says the guy who, just a couple years ago, would rather “slash his wrists” than be 007 again. But that was just “stupid.”