Start your day here: A Republican win in Virginia may mean midterm trouble for Democrats; Atlanta wins the World Series crown; kids 5-11 can now get vaccines

Published November 3, 2021 at 7:19 AM EDT
Election 2021 Virginia Governor
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Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin greets supporters at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., on Wednesday after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

Good morning,

Here's what we're following today:

Elections roundup: Virginia elected a Republican governor, while the governor's race in heavily-Democratic New Jersey is too close to call. Here's what those races could mean for next year's midterms. Plus, a diverse set of mayor-elects are making history across the country.

Braves are World Series champions: In a commanding shutout game, the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6 on Tuesday, winning the series 4 games to 2.

Finally, vaccines for kids 5-11: The Centers for Disease Control approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids. Some school districts have already scheduled vaccination drives.

🎧 Also, on Up First, our daily podcast, the Supreme Court hears the first major gun rights case in more than a decade.

— The Morning Edition live blog team

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