Scots unswayed by independence calls

The day belonged to a quiet, unswayed swath of Scots who brought to the ballot box a conviction that the United Kingdom is better together.

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Anti-secession supporters clapped and cheered in Glasgow as results favoring Great Britan unity were announced.

Pro-union supporters celebrated in Glasgow.

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Pro-union supporters celebrated in Glasgow.

Pro-Union supporters held up the Great Britain flag as the polling results were announced at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

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Pro-Union supporters held up the Great Britain flag as the polling results were announced at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

Disappointed Yes campaign supporters gathered in George Square in Glasgow.

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Disappointed Yes campaign supporters gathered in George Square in Glasgow.

A dejected Yes vote campaigner cried outside the Scottish Parliament building.

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A dejected Yes vote campaigner cried outside the Scottish Parliament building.

Yes vote campaigners consoled themselves outside the Scottish Parliament building.

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Yes vote campaigners consoled themselves outside the Scottish Parliament building.

Anti-independence supporters reacted to vote results early Friday.

Scottish voters reject independence

‘‘We have chosen unity over division,’’ Alistair Darling, head of the No campaign, said early Friday in Glasgow.

Seventy percent of unenrolled voters have not yet decided on a candidate.

Capital poll

Coakley holds slim edge over Baker

The Globe poll suggests a race that could tilt in either direction based on the campaigns’ maneuvers in the coming weeks.

Workers board up Erika Murray’s squalid home in Blackstone.

For Blackstone’s youngest victims, a hard road ahead

Children who pass certain developmental benchmarks without proper care have a hard time recovering, experts said.

Scott Brown (left) helped man the phone banks in Salem, N.H. earlier this week.

Brown closes in on Shaheen in N.H.

Scott Brown is catching up to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in a US Senate race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive.

Adrian Walker

A soldier for the home front

Once an addict, James Patterson overcame drugs and homelessness to get back on his feet. Now he wants to help others do the same.

Co-owner Paul Delios says he intends to open a few new shops in the coming years. His sister Maria runs the kitchen.

Kane’s Donuts widening its horizons

Kane’s, the local institution with a national reputation, is expanding beyond its Saugus base.

Medical marijuana license winner’s record is uncertain

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell appears to have overstated operations at dispensaries it owns elsewhere.

UMass Amherst students on campus Thursday.

Steps urged at UMass after ‘Blarney Blowout’ melee

A review said that Amherst should ban the St. Patrick’s Day event after the unruly gathering led to clashes with police.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/catholic150-1495.jpg Are gay Catholics welcome in the church or not?

Catholic teaching on homosexuality, which prohibits sex between two people of the same gender, is black and white.