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Covid Live Updates: U.S. Education Department Investigates 5 States Over Mask Mandate Bans

Federal officials said the prohibitions may run afoul of civil rights laws protecting students with disabilities. The daily average for hospitalized Covid-19 patients in the United States is now more than 100,000 over the last week, a figure not seen since the winter peak. Ahead of a new academic year worldwide, the W.H.O. urges actions to keep schools open. And unvaccinated U.S. visitors could face new restrictions on travel to Europe.