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Pedro Sanchez. Photo: OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP/Getty Images

Spain's new prime minister is already facing a major issue just hours after being sworn in Saturday: finding a solution to the Catalan secession crisis. Catalan chief Quim Torra immediately requested to meet saying, "Pedro Sanchez, let us talk, take risks, both you and I, let us sit down at a table and talk, government to government," per the Associated Press.

The intrigue: Sanchez had made a promise to keep talks open with the Catalonian leader "in order to get the votes he needed from the Catalan pro-secession lawmakers in the national parliament." But, he doubled down on his premise that "any solutions for Catalonia must fit within the constitutional framework." [Flashback: Spain’s prime minister is basically toast.]

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Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

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What's next: You ain't seen nothing yet.

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Maximum pressure campaign escalates with Fakhrizadeh killing

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The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear program, is a new height in the maximum pressure campaign led by the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government against Iran.

Why it matters: It exceeds the capture of the Iranian nuclear archives by the Mossad, and the sabotage in the advanced centrifuge facility in Natanz.