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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators block a road as they protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a demonstration by Catalonia’s separatist movement did not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader Barcelona...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators block a road as they protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 18, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a demonstration by Catalonia’s separatist movement did not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader Barcelona...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators block a road as they protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 18, 2019 - 11:41 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel were deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a demonstration by Catalonia’s separatist movement does not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader...
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A bus carrying the Barcelona players leaves the Camp Nou stadium, ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
December 18, 2019 - 11:19 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel were deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a protest over Catalonia’s separatist movement does not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader...
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A bus carrying the Barcelona players leaves the Camp Nou stadium, ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
December 18, 2019 - 10:21 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — More than 1,000 police and private security personnel were deployed Wednesday outside Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a protest over Catalonia’s separatist movement does not interrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader Barcelona...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm
A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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Everton's Moise Kean, left, and Manchester United's Daniel James battle for the ball during the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 16, 2019 - 5:57 am
Moise Kean trudged along the touchline, his head facing the ground and never moving, after what for many soccer players is the ultimate indignity. The Everton striker had just been substituted, shortly after having come on as a substitute. There were still a few minutes left in the game against...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo US national goal keeper Zack Steffen, playing for the German Bundesliga soccer club Fortuna Duesseldorf, gestures during an interview with the Associated Press at the Stadium in Duesseldorf, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
December 16, 2019 - 5:46 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Zack Steffen is the new Tim Howard. Sort of. The United States national team goalkeeper admired Howard growing up and now he’s being mentored by him in Europe. It’s been a breakout year for Steffen, who signed for Manchester City in July for a record transfer fee for an...
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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil warms up prior the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City, at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country. China is the Premier League's most lucrative overseas...
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Arsenal's goalkeeper Bernd Leno, left, fails to save the ball as Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, third right, scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City, at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 15, 2019 - 3:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham is enjoying a resurgence in the Premier League, while Arsenal and Manchester United are wilting. Only four points now separate the teams in the Premier League but their recent fortunes have been very different. Jose Mourinho has overseen Tottenham's climb from 14th to fifth...
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