Kelly Blandford

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Spain demands Catalonia elect new leaders weeks after region voted for independence

BARCELONA — In a bold stroke to quash a popular secessionist movement in restive Catalonia, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed Saturday to remove the region's leaders, assert control over the upstart government and press for a fresh round of elections within months.<p>The sweeping declaration …

Europe

Tim Kaine's claim the Las Vegas shooter 'was only stopped' because he lacked a 'silencer'

<i>“He was only stopped finally because he did not have a silencer on his weapon. And the sound drew people to the place where he was ultimately stopped. Can you imagine what this would have been if he had silencers on these weapons?”</i> <b><br>— Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), interview with The Washington Post, Oct.</b> …

Guns

“Everyone is talking politics, not principles": 9 people at Boston's rally on their experiences

A national conversation sort of took place Saturday in Boston.<p>BOSTON — A small-scale free speech rally one week after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was drowned out by thousands of protesters in Boston on August 19, ending relatively peacefully despite a few arrests.<p>On a hot and muggy …

‘It’s not my thing’: A history of Trump’s shifting relationship with the LGBT community

For decades leading up to President Trump’s Wednesday tweets announcing a ban on transgender people in the military, the businessman-turned-politician has approached the LGBT community on nonideological terms.<p>Trump’s relationships with LGBT people, and his evolving positions on issues, have been …

LGBTQI

Chad police: Anyone wearing face veils will be arrested

Chadian police have said anyone wearing a full-face veil will be arrested, a day after a Boko Haram suicide bombing - carried out by an attacker disguised as a women wearing one - left 15 dead.<p>Saturday's attack at a market in the capital, N'Djamena, also injured 80 others and spread panic across …

Extremism