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Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote

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EDINBURGH - Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power. | Video

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Scottish opponents of independence slightly ahead: polls 2:05am BST

EDINBURGH - Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed. | Video

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Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote 12:45am BST

EDINBURGH - Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.

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Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland 16 Sep 2014

EDINBURGH - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence. | Video

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Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote 16 Sep 2014

EDINBURGH - Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power. | Video

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Betfair pays up early to gamblers backing Scottish 'No' 16 Sep 2014

LONDON - Polls say the outcome of the Scottish independence vote is too close to call but gambling company Betfair is already paying out more than 100,000 pounds to customers who backed a "No" vote. | Video

Police boss at centre of British child sex scandal quits 16 Sep 2014

LONDON - A official who for weeks defied a barrage of calls to quit over his role in a 16-year sex abuse scandal involving some 1,400 children finally bowed to pressure and resigned on Tuesday.

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On last visit before vote, Cameron appeals to Scots to keep Britain intact 16 Sep 2014

ABERDEEN/LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. | Video

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Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens 15 Sep 2014

GLASGOW Scotland - Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, on Sunday as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom. | Video

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Insight - An unlikely hero, Gordon Brown wrestles with Scotland's fate 15 Sep 2014

GLASGOW Scotland - Once mocked for claiming to have saved the world after the 2008 financial crisis, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown may now have the fate of Scotland in his hands.