From the Wires

Illinois to become 15th state to legalize gay marriage

New York Times: The Illinois House of Representatives voted to allow same-sex couples to wed.

Blockbuster closing all remaining stores

Huffington Post: Blockbuster plans to close all of its remaining stores, as well as its by-mail movie distribution by early 2014.

Portland, Maine approves recreational marijuana

AP: Voters in Portland, Maine voted to legalize possession of marijuana for recreational use.

India launches spacecraft to Mars

BBC: India successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars, with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the planet.

Kraft removing yellow dye from mac and cheese

ABC: Kraft announced plans to pull the yellow coloring from at least three of its kid-friendly mac and cheese types.

Election Day contests to watch

NBC: Off-year elections happen across the country today. See which high-profile contests to watch:

Herbal supplements little more than powdered rice and weeds

New York Times: DNA tests show that many unproven herbal supplements are not what they claimed to be, often diluted or replaced entirely by cheap fillers like soy or wheat.

Nazi-looted modern art found in Munich

Reuters: Works by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, has been discovered in a Munich apartment among stacks of rotting groceries, German magazine Focus reported.

Rock-paper-scissors robot wins every time

BBC: A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can win the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time.

China manufacturing surges

BBC: China's manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in 18 months in October.

Food stamp cuts affect millions

CNN: Food stamp benefits will be trimmed by $5 billion starting Friday.

Walmart releasing Black Friday deals a month early

AP: Walmart is releasing seven big deals about a month before Black Friday.

Dogs' mood revealed by how they wag their tail

BBC: A scientific study is helping better interpret dogs' moods based on tail movements.