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Spain's Catalan Separatists Claim Victory in Local Parliamentary Polls

Separatists in northeastern Spain's Catalonia region claimed victory Sunday in local parliamentary polls that could push the region toward a faceoff with the central government over independence. Nationalist regional president Artur Mas spoke to jubilant supporters late Sunday in Barcelona.  "We have won," he told crowds of flag-waving independence backers.  He spoke with more than 80 percent of the vote already tallied. A key exit poll shows Mas's...

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