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Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.
During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.
If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.
For the next installment in the BBC’s Justin Rowlatt's microscopic look at the economy: the silicon revolution.
Not only is silicon one of the major components in computer chips, but it’s also found in your windows, mirrors and wine glasses.
"Silicon is the basis of glass," Rowlatt says. "We think of the silicon revolution being computers. But actually one of the very early technological revolutions was glass."
Listen to the full conversation in the audio player above.
When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.
American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?