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British, Scottish leaders to sign independence vote deal

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Britain's prime minister and Scotland's first minister are to approve plans Monday for a referendum on Scottish independence, in a move that could lead to the breakup of the United Kingdom after 300 years. 

View of Edinburgh castle and the Nelson monument in Calton Hill. Britain's prime minister and Scotland's first minister are to approve plans for a referendum on Scottish independence, in a move that could lead to the breakup of the United Kingdom after 300 years.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who opposes a Scottish breakaway, will sign the deal in Edinburgh with Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Alex Salmond, firing the starting gun on two years of campaigning.

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