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  1. UK Makes Deal to Empower Scotland

    When Scotland voted against becoming its own country, it was promised new powers as a less-drastic road to autonomy. Skeptics were pretty sure this wouldn’t happen, but a UK commission has laid out a plan to grant Scotland control over its own income taxes — over $30 billion annually — and benefits. Politicians south of Hadrian’s Wall, ever concerned about the underdog, responded by sending an angry joint letter saying it’s not fair for Scotland to gain new powers unless they’re also granted to England.

    The Guardian, NYT, Reuters

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