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Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?
Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?

Voters in Scotland are casting ballots Thursday in a historic referendum on seceding from Britain. A “yes” vote would end Scotland’s 300-year-old union with England and Wales, redrawing the map of the United Kingdom and raising difficult questions about the future of Scotland’s economy and its relationship with international partners such as the European Union and NATO. But even if the “noes” have it, Scotland appears poised to extract more powers from the central government in London. In a bid to persuade Scots to stay in the fold, Britain's main political parties have pledged to turn over control of important tax and budgetary issues to the...

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