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Catalonia to hold independence vote despite anger in Madrid


Regional parliament passes referendum law as Spain’s national government calls move ‘constitutional atrocity’ The Guardian Sam Jones 6 September, 2017 The Spanish government has accused the Catalan parliament of committing a “constitutional and democratic atrocity” by approving legislation to allow next month’s bitterly disputed independence referendum to go ahead. On ...

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Catastrophic Hurricane Irma — now a Category 5 — is on a collision course with Florida


The Washington Post By Brian McNoldy and Jason Samenow 5 September, 2017 Hurricane Irma is an “extremely dangerous” Category 5, barreling toward the northern Lesser Antilles and Southern Florida. It’s already the strongest hurricane ever recorded outside the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s likely to make landfall somewhere in Florida ...

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