Fusfoo News: August 21st

Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

The legendary comedian Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. Lewis got his first taste of fame performing with Dean Martin and continued that collaboration until 1956. He starred in dozens of movies and TV shows including "The Nutty Professor," "The Bellboy," and "The King of Comedy." Lewis was also the master of ceremonies for the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon which was a Labor Day staple from the late 1960s through 2010.

He raised around $2.5 billion through these telethons, the MDA told the Los Angeles Times, and, in 2009, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Learn more about Jerry Lewis here.


Terror in Spain

The entire country of Spain was in mourning over the weekend. A Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to mourn the victims of the terrorist attack that included the 13 killed on Thursday afternoon on Las Ramblas and a woman who died in a second vehicle attack early on Friday in the town of Cambrils. Five suspected Jihadists were shot dead by police in the second attack. 

Police also discovered more than 120 gas canisters in a house in the Spanish town of Alcanar where they believed the suspects were building bombs for multiple attacks in and around Barcelona.

Police are still hunting for suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, age 22, who was thought to have driven a vehicle into dozens of people on Las Ramblas.

Read more here.


Thousand Rally in Boston

The small band of "Free Speech Rally" demonstrators that were slated to speak in the Boston Commons this weekend disbanded early after they were confronted by thousands of counter-protesters shouting anti-Nazi and anti-KKK slogans.

The rally organizers insisted they have no connection to the violent protests in Charlottesville, VA., in which white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters and left one dead and many injured after a vehicular attack.

Many counter-protesters insisted that. though they supported the rights to free speech for everyone, they hoped that the turnout would show that most Americans have no sympathy for the racist and anti-semitic rhetoric of the Alt-right.

"They will speak but their ideas will die in this sunlight, today."

Learn more here.

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