The Latest: Spanish king criticizes Catalan referendum

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Spain's prime minister is urging the people of Catalonia to refrain from taking part in a planned referendum on the region's independence that he says is unconstitutional.

The pro-independence coalition governing Catalonia says the Oct. 1 ballot will go ahead despite a ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court suspending the vote until judges can rule on its legality.

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