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Leaders of Spain and Catalonia open long-awaited talks on region's political future
The talks seemed like the most realistic opportunity in some time for greater autonomy of the region, which voted for independence in a 2017 referendum that Spain considered illegal.
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It's illegal to destroy saguaro cacti. So why are they being removed for Trump's border wall?
The plants, sacred to Arizona's Tohono O'Odham nation, have been chopped down. Federal officials say that most of the affected saguaros have been 'carefully transplanted.'
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Will the last of the Khmer Rouge ever face justice in Cambodian mass killings?
Disagreement between Cambodian and foreign judges appears to spell the end of a tribunal many hoped would be a landmark for international justice.
As Alabama shows, Bloomberg's ad spending buys him favor in often-overlooked states
As Michael R. Bloomberg spends freely on ads in Alabama and other states, he's had little competition from Democrats who've been tied down in early-voting states he skipped.
After a contentious debate, Democratic candidates scramble for South Carolina voters
Joe Biden picks up a major endorsement as presidential candidates chase the support of black voters in the state after an intense debate.
Assange says government is 'spying' on his talks with lawyers
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyers say the U.S. seeks to extradite people for political reasons while fighting extradition of U.S. citizens.
A doctor's radical treatment for pregnant addicts? Get them clean
Dr. Craig Towers has spent the last decade treating pregnant women addicted to opioids and clashing with the medical establishment about his radical form of treatment: Helping them wean off the drugs.
'They need a time out.' Black voters in South Carolina want Democrats to calm down
The Democratic debate in South Carolina helped some black voters in Charleston narrow their choices before Saturday's primary, but they didn't appreciate all the bickering.
How Iran became a hot zone for coronavirus in Middle East
The coronavirus outbreak has erupted into the Islamic Republic's latest image crisis. The regime's handling of the virus spread is a critical test not only for its healthcare industry but also for its political legitimacy.
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Thich Quang Do, Buddhist monk and renowned Vietnamese dissident, dies at 91
The Communist government kept Thich Quang Do in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years.
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John 'Sonny' Franzese, powerful mob boss who hung out with Frank Sinatra, dies at 103
Alleged to be a prolific killer, Franzese was finally released from prison when he was 100
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Germans demand U.S. ambassador, a 'biased propaganda machine,' be replaced
Germany reacts after Trump names Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence.
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Assange tried to warn White House about massive classified documents leak, defense lawyers say
In second day of testimony, lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he partnered with media groups instead of releasing cables with the names of secret sources.
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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's calculating autocrat, dies at 91
A head of state who for decades kept a cold peace with Israel and crushed political dissent at home until a 2011 protest movement overwhelmed his security forces and drove him from power in the early days of the Arab Spring
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