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  • Revelers wrapped in a St Andrew's or Saltire flag, the national flag of Scotland, sit on a bench following Scottish independence referendum result night celebrations in George Square in Glasgow, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scotland voted to remain in the U.K. after an independence referendum that put the future of the 307-year-old union on a knife edge and risked years of political and financial turmoil. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    September 19, 2014  

    Since Scots decided to stay with the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised more powers for Scotland. Louise Richardson of the University of St. Andrews and David Rennie of The Economist speak with Judy Woodruff about the significance of the vote and what’s in store for the future of the U.K. Continue reading

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    September 19, 2014  

    Voter turnout in Scotland topped an unprecedented 85 percent for a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. In the end, 55 percent voted to stay. And with the threat of separation gone, Prime Minister David Cameron renewed a promise to grant Scotland more powers. Judy Woodruff reports on the reactions from both sides. Continue reading

  • Pro-Union supporters celebrate following the announcement of referendum polling results during a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond on Friday conceded defeat in his party's campaign for independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, after all but one result from the historic referendum was declared.  AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN        (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
    September 19, 2014   BY Nora Daly 

    Scottish citizens awoke today — if they ever went to bed at all — to the news that their country will remain part of the United Kingdom. A record-breaking 85 percent of registered voters turned out at the polls Thursday to cast their ballots for or against independence, the Associated Press reports. This included a number of voters under the age of 18 — the referendum was the first time individuals as young as 16 were permitted to vote on a major matter of state in the United Kingdom. The majority of residents, 55 percent, voted against independence, while 45 percent voted for it. Continue reading

  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Photo by David Paul Morris/ Bloomberg

    The Kansas state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democrat Chad Taylor, who dropped out of the Senate race at the beginning of September, will no longer show up on the ballot on Nov. 4. Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach had previously rejected Taylor’s request to be pulled from the ballot because Kobach said he had not given sufficient legal reason for not being able to serve in the Senate. Now, independent Greg Orman has a clean shot at incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, who faces a tougher re-election challenge. Continue reading

  • A voter leaves a polling station in Peebles, Scotland on Thursday, the day of the independence referendum. After months of campaigning, the people of Scotland got to decide the fate of their homeland. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
    September 19, 2014   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Updated at 3:30 a.m. EDT Friday | Scots voted to stay in the union with England, following Thursday’s historic referendum. Continue reading

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    September 18, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a British freelance journalist appeared in a propaganda video by the Islamic State. Hostage John Cantlie criticized the failure to prevent the killing of three other hostages by the militant group and indicated he would make more statements on their behalf. Also, Scottish citizens voted on a referendum over whether to break away from the United Kingdom. Continue reading

  • The members only area at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews will now be open to women. Photo by Lorna Baldwin
    September 18, 2014   BY Lorna Baldwin 

    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland voted to admit women today, by 85 percent of those who took part in the vote. Until now, the 260-year-old club was for men only. Continue reading

  • Tomich, Scotland is where Lord Tweedmouth first bred the golden retriever, at his estate named Guisachan. Photo by Lorna Baldwin
    September 18, 2014   BY Lorna Baldwin 

    You might know that golf, Scotch and haggis come from Scotland, but did you know the blockbuster video game “Grand Theft Auto” does as well? As Scots go to the polls today to vote on whether to stick with the United Kingdom or splash out on their own, politicians from both sides have used a long list of Scottish inventions to inspire the electorate. Here are just 10 Scottish exports to the world.
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    September 17, 2014  

    On the eve of Scotland’s historic vote for independence, it’s still unclear whether 4 million projected voters will decide to stay with the United Kingdom or break the union. Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News follows both campaigns for a look at their last chance to sway undecided Scots, while Dan Rivers talks to voters in the Highlands. Continue reading

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    September 15, 2014  

    Scots are poised to decide whether to stay in a 307-year union with England or strike out on their own. The latest polls show a Scottish referendum on independence could go either way. From London and the British Houses of Parliament, there have been pleas to stay and warnings to choose carefully. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

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