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Yes or no? Counting begins in Scotland's independence referendum
Yes or no? Counting begins in Scotland's independence referendum

Votes were being tallied late Thursday in Scotland's independence referendum, a poll that will decide the future of the 300-year-old union with Britain. The referendum, which will be decided by a simple majority, sparked intense interest, and a steady stream of voters cast ballots at more than 2,600 polling places throughout the day. "Yes" supporters say they want to take power from British politicians in London and place it in the hands of decision-makers in Edinburgh. "No" campaigners warn that independence, which would reduce the United Kingdom to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, would bring unwanted economic risks. Questions remain over what currency an...

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