Election Results: Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly won the Virginia governor's race. In the race for attorney general, state Sen. Mark R. Herring (D-Loudoun) led Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) by less than one percentage point with nearly all votes counted. A recount is likely, The Washington Post reports. Also, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won a decisive reelection victory and Bill de Blasio was elected mayor of New York.
Made Whole: A federal bankruptcy court judge approved a plan on Tuesday that would close the remaining shortfall for some 20,000 MF Global customers, many whose lives were derailed when their money disappeared in the firm’s final days, The New York Times reports.
Number 15: Illinois is set to become the 15th state nationwide to legalize same-sex marriage after state lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday that would legalize such unions, the Associated Press reports.
Let Them Go: The Netherlands asked an international court on Wednesday to order Russia to release 30 people detained during a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic at a tribunal Moscow refused to attend, Reuters reports.
Hello, Goodbye: Bart Chilton, a U.S. regulator who pushed for tighter regulation of swaps and derivatives, said he will step down from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. A member of the CFTC since 2007, Chilton, 53, attracted attention for using pop music lyrics and other colloquialisms to explain the impact of derivatives and commodity trading on consumers, Bloomberg reports.