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Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a major case testing the use of prayer at government meetings. The case could produce some guidelines for the future after often conflicting rulings in the lower courts.

Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs

The coffee giant says it will hire at least 10,000 veterans or their spouses over the next five years. It joins companies ranging from JPMorgan Chase to Walmart to Boeing in trying to bring down a stubbornly high unemployment rate for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next

For months, I got calls from around the world offering me short-term loans. I had fallen into the world of online lead generation.

In Alabama, Big Business Beats The Tea Party In A GOP House Race

The battle between the business and Tea Party wings of the Republican Party for Alabama's 1st Congressional District was won by Bradley Byrne, the choice of Chamber of Commerce types. Byrne defeated Dean Young in the primary election in the reliably Republican district.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe Wins Virginia Governor's Race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.

Bill De Blasio Wins New York City Mayoral Election

Democrat Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor's race, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. He became the first Democrat to win the office since 1990.

Gov. Chris Christie Wins Re-Election In N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won re-election to a second term. The Associated Press projected Christie, a Republican, the winner over Democrat Barbara Buono.

41 Hours Of Retail: Kmart's Black Friday Plan Is Criticized

Online critics are throwing a red light on Kmart's Thanksgiving Day plan, with some calling the company a Grinch for its aggressive approach to the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Illinois House Approves Bill Paving Way For Gay Marriage

Illinois is now poised to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The House was the bill's biggest hurdle; the state's Democratic governor and the Senate support the measure.

Silenced By Status, Farm Workers Face Rape, Sexual Abuse

Farm workers do backbreaking work to bring fresh produce to our tables. But one secret about life in the fields is a chilling power dynamic that can allow supervisors to sexually assault farm workers in remote orchards and packinghouses.