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Oriol Duran / AP

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the van attack in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district this afternoon that killed 14 people and injured more than 100, per the AP.

What we know:

  • Catalonia's president also confirmed that two men had been arrested in connection with the attack.
  • Also from the AP: A car ran through a police blockade in Barcelona later in the day, hitting two officers. The driver was shot and killed, but it's unknown if the two incidents are linked.
  • It continues a trend of using vehicles in extremist terrorist attacks across the West with notable recent instances in London, Nice, Berlin, and Stockholm.

President Trump tweeted: "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!"

Go deeper

A city's catharsis

A view outside the Hennepin County Courthouse after yesterday's verdict. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Celebration and catharsis filled the streets of Minneapolis yesterday. After weeks on edge, many breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing Judge Peter Cahill read the sweep of guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin.

What they're saying: "George Floyd isn't coming back to life, but this is the justice we were looking for," Jaqui Howard, who joined the crowds outside the courthouse yesterday, told The Star Tribune.

What to expect from Derek Chauvin's sentencing

Screenshot via CNN

Derek Chauvin was whisked away to prison after after two weeks of testimony and about 10 hours of jury deliberations, but his sentencing will move much slower — about eight weeks.

What's next: There's still plenty of wrangling left over how much time the former Minneapolis cop will spend behind bars.

Caitlin Owens, author of Vitals
41 mins ago - Health

The U.S. is approaching the vaccine hesitancy "tipping point"

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Data: CivicScience; Chart: Axios Visuals

The U.S. will probably run out of adults who are enthusiastic about getting vaccinated within the next two to four weeks, according to a KFF analysis published yesterday.

Between the lines: Vaccine hesitancy is rapidly approaching as our main impediment to herd immunity.