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Catalan independence debate hits cold realities

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GIRONA, Spain (AP) — As in towns across this wealthy northwestern region, the maze-like cobblestone streets of Girona's medieval quarter are fluttering with flags in favor of Catalonia's independence. Here, however, there is also a smattering of flags bearing the slogan: "Catalonia, A New European State." It goes to the heart of a Catalan conundrum. While the separatist dream of millions...