Younes Abouyaaqoub—who Spanish law enforcement say drove a van through Barcelona’s Las Ramblas promenade and killed 13 people last week—was shot and killed by police. “Authorities say 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who shot him in a vineyard not far from the city he terrorized,” the Associated Press reports. His friends and brother were also apart of the 12-man terror act, “along with an imam who was one of two people killed in what police said was a botched bomb-making operation.” Read more here.
There’s protesting for change, and then there’s (literally) taking matters into your own hands. According to ABC News, 25-year-old Andrew Schneck—who’s reportedly been convicted of “explosives-related charges” in the past—was arrested after allegedly attempting to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Houston park on Saturday. He was charged with “attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance” and made his first court appearance on Monday. He’ll be in federal custody until Thursday, which is when his detention hearing is scheduled to go down.
Apparently Trump and his family take so many damn vacations that the Secret Service is already out of money for important operations. “The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump’s family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast,” USA Today reports. To really put things into perspective, there are 42 people with protection under Trump, which is 11 more than under Obama. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles tells USA Today that he won’t even be able to pay agents for work they’ve already completed. Shaking our heads.
Anywho, in case you need a good chuckle today, here are a few memes of Trump gazing into yesterday’s solar eclipse—because smart:
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