Scotland stays in the UK

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

Scotland chooses to stay in the United Kingdom, with opponents on independence winning 55 percent of the vote while separatists got 45 percent with all 3.6 million votes - a record 85 percent turnout - counted. Sarah Toms reports.