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Polls on eve of Scotland's historic referendum suggest Scots to vote 'No'

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Posters for and against Scotland's independence fly from a pole in Clydebank, Scotland, September 16, 2014. Photo - Reuters
Opinion polls on the eve of Scotland's historic referendum suggest voters will narrowly reject independence, as the rival camps battle on, aware the result remains too close to call.

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