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Barcelona’s mayor is on a quest to 'feminize' politics amid independence debate

The conflict between proponents of Catalan independence and Spanish unity has reached a head this week, as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont continues to threaten to declare unilateral independence while Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes steps to revoke the region’s autonomy. Almost daily pro- and anti-independence rallies throughout the country echo the leadership’s division, only ratcheting tensions.

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Vladimir Putin's grudge with Hillary Clinton

When Vladimir Putin first took control of Russia, Bill Clinton was the US president. Frontline filmmaker Mike Kirk tells how Putin came to consider the United States an existential threat, how he consolidated his power to confront the US, and why launching a campaign to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election would not have been out of character.