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The Latest: Catalan grassroots group calls for secession now<
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on Catalonia's bid to declare independence from Spain (all times local):
10:15 a.m.
An influential grassroots separatist group has joined voices in Catalonia urging the regional president to ignore warnings from Spain's central government and definitively declare independence.