Oct 1, 2017

Clashes in Catalonia as police attempt to block vote

Police clash with pro-referendum demonstrators in Barcelona. Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP

An independence referendum went ahead today in Catalonia despite the Spanish government declaring it illegal. Police attempted to stop the vote, leading to violent clashes. Local authorities say over 400 people were hurt.

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Police shoot rubber bullets at people trying to enter a polling place in Barcelona. Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP
People try to offer flowers to Spanish police near a polling place in Sant Julia de Ramis. Photo: Francisco Seco / AP
Police try to force demonstrators to move in Barcelona. Photo: Manu Fernandez / AP
People put their hands up as police approach in Barcelona. Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP
Police drag a man that was trying to block their vehicle from reaching a polling place in Barcelona. Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP
People wait to vote in Barcelona. Photo: Bob Edme / AP
People in Barcelona wait to vote. Photo: Santi Palacios / AP

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Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

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Buttigieg campaign claims Nevada caucuses were "plagued with errors"

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign wrote a letter on Sunday asking the Nevada State Democratic Party to release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct and address certain caucus errors identified by campaigns, The Nevada Independent reports.

The big picture: The campaign alleges that the process of integrating early votes on caucus day was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies,” and says it received more than 200 incident reports from precincts around the state.

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Coronavirus threat grows, threatening some drug supplies

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

As the novel coronavirus continues spreading globally and China grapples with a limited production capability, there's a growing risk to about 150 prescription drugs in the U.S., sources tell Axios.

The big picture: The coronavirus has spread to more countries, with both South Korea and Italy stepping up emergency measures amid rising case numbers on Sunday. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,467 people and infected almost 79,000 others, mostly in mainland China.

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