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Scotland votes on independence, drawing activists from other nations
Scotland votes on independence, drawing activists from other nations

Voting in Scotland's independence referendum was in full swing at more than 2,600 polling stations late Thursday morning as voters turned out to determine whether Scotland will leave Britain, a union that began more than 300 years ago. The referendum, which will be decided by a simple majority, has sparked intense interest. More than 4 million people -- including for the first time 16- and 17-year-olds -- are registered to vote out of a population of 5.3 million, and turnout is expected to exceed 95%. Officials reported lines forming at some polling stations before the doors opened at 7 a.m. At stake is the future of the United Kingdom. "Yes" supporters say they want to take...

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