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Voters in Atlanta. Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Around the country, people have been standing in lines for hours to cast a vote in today's midterm election.

The big picture: A slew of technical difficulties, bad weather and lack of resources have forced voters to decide between sitting and waiting, leaving and possibly coming back later, or not voting at all. Tom Regan of Atlanta's WSB-TV tweeted that at a polling place in southwest Atlanta, "[h]undreds of voters" were waiting in line "for hours" because there were only three voting machines available.

See the long waiting lines:
A line of people at a polling center in Provo, Utah. Photo: George Frey/Getty Images
Voters in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
Residents wait in the rain to vote in Midlothian, Virginia. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Voters in Miami. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Residents in Marietta, Georgia. Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

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Shooting at Michigan high school leaves 3 dead, 8 wounded

Police cars restrict access to Oxford High School following the shooting in Oxford, Michigan, on Tuesday. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

A 15-year-old sophomore was arrested after a shooting at a Michigan high school that left three people dead and eight others wounded Wednesday, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The latest: Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said at a briefing Tuesday night that the suspect's father had on Friday bought the 9mm Sig Sauer pistol investigators believe was used in the shooting at Oxford High School. Authorities released the names of the victims late Tuesday.

City Council member Andre Dickens wins Atlanta mayoral race

Atlanta Mayor-elect Andre Dickens in Atlanta, Georgia, late Tuesday. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta's next mayor, soundly beating the council's president Felicia Moore.

The big picture: Dickens was just a few months ago considered to have an outside chance of replacing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who announced in May that she wouldn't seek a second term.

UN report: Pandemic set to cost global tourism $2 trillion in 2021

A tourist in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Nov. 25. Photo:Chesnot/Getty Images

A new United Nations report warns that global tourism will see only modest revenue gains in 2021 after last year's historic losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why it matters: Tourism revenues in 2020 fell by more than half from the previous year — a significant blow to the global economy, according to analysis by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).