The Scottish battle for independence

September 14, 2014 1:21 PM

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The Scottish battle for independence

The piper on Princes Street in Edinburgh is an institution. But there's more than Gaelic nostalgia coming out of those pipes these days . . . there's fire.

Scotland will vote this week on whether to leave the United Kingdom, to become an independent country . . . whether its 5.3 million people will turn their backs on the more than 50 million people south of the border in England (not to mention the Welsh and Northern Irish) and go it alone.

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