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Glasgow, Scotland (CNN) - Voters in Scotland made their choice Thursday - remain part of the United Kingdom, or form their own independent nation.
Now, the counting of the votes begins.
Polls at more than 5,500 stations across 32 districts, from the remote highlands and islands to the big cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, closed at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET). People still in line to vote at that time were allowed to cast ballots.
(CNN) – The remnants of Hurricane Odile are bringing more rain to already-waterlogged Texas, and more flooding could be in the forecast.
The wet weather is already closing roads and endangering lives. Overnight a Travis County deputy's car was swept away in a flash flood as she checked on a road crossing. Her empty patrol car was pulled from the water this afternoon.
Travis County sheriff's office public information officer Roger Wade updates CNN the latest details.
(CNN) – As the Senate prepares to vote on whether to arm Syrian rebels, Republican senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor.
"We don't even know who is in charge of the Free Syrian Army. The voted out one guy and in another and he didn't even know they were voting. There are estimates that half of the Free Syrian Army has defected to al Qaeda and ISIS," Paul said.
The Kentucky senator has been criticizing not just the Free Syrian Army, but also fellow Republican Sen. John McCain, who he says met with members of ISIS, and snapped a smiling photo with them.
(CNN) – Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, said there has been a rush for President Obama to address the threat posed by terrorist group ISIS, also known as ISIL.
"But it's evident to me that they don't have the pieces put together," Corker said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
(CNN) - Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a terror plot that Australia's prime minister said involved plans to carry out a public execution.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said authorities obtained intelligence about a "demonstration killing" - a killing, Australian media reported, in which alleged assailants planned to kidnap a member of the public, behead the victim and then drape him or her in an ISIS flag.
The foiled plot comes just days after the country raised its terror alert to high and in the midst of Australia committing to helping the United States and a broad international coalition to beat back the Islamic State, or ISIS.