Start your day here: World leaders pledge to end deforestation; it's a big Election Day in Va., N.J and N.Y.; Pfizer shots for kids are around the corner
Here's what we're following today:
COP26: Leaders of more than 100 countries have committed to halting deforestation by 2030 and working to reverse its effects on the climate.
Election Day: Voters in Virginia and New Jersey are choosing their next governor, while New Yorkers will vote for the next mayor of NYC.
COVID-19: New cases are falling in the U.S. but the daily average is still 78,000 cases — 9% of whom are children ages 5-11. Meanwhile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisers meet today to discuss recommendations for the Pfizer kids' vaccine.
🎧 Also, on Up First, our daily podcast, the Supreme Court heard two challenges to the Texas abortion law.
— The Morning Edition live blog team
(Carol Ritchie, Rachel Treisman, Nell Clark and Chris Hopkins)