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TSA will no longer enforce travel mask mandate after a federal judge strikes it down

The mask-wearing requirement had been initially imposed in early 2021, shortly after President Joe Biden took office.
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US airline CEOs call on President Biden to end the federal mask mandate on planes

The group argues that the restrictions no longer reflect the "realities of the current epidemiological environment."
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President Biden hits Russia with new sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine

Missile strikes and military barrages struck Ukrainian targets from the country's northern, eastern and southern borders.
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A guide to COVID tests: When to test, what kind to use and what your results mean

NPR answers key questions about COVID tests: What types are there? Should you self-test right after exposure to someone with COVID? And what should you do if you test positive?
A health worker grabs tests.

How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House

The Biden administration says Americans should be able to order COVID tests online later this month.
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The CDC says a test to get out of COVID isolation is not needed, resisting pushback

Despite pressure from health experts who advocated for adding a testing requirement, the agency is standing by its original guidance that a negative test is not needed for people who are fever-free and whose symptoms have improved.
Travelers wear masks and wheel suitcases at an airport.

A 3rd U.S. case of the omicron variant is reported in Colorado

Colorado health officials say the case was identified in a resident who tested positive after traveling to southern Africa. Another case of the variant was reported in Minnesota earlier Thursday.