The Latest – NBC News: CDC to decide on mask mandate appeal

It’s now up to the CDC to decide whether a travel mask mandate is needed. If it is, the Justice Department will appeal this week’s court ruling that ended the requirement on planes, trains, and buses. The CDC wanted passengers to continue covering up for another two weeks due to a new strain of the omicron variant spreading. But even though the TSA is no longer enforcing the mandate, several cities still are in airports and on some transportation.

And the brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama is suing a Milwaukee school. Craig Robinson and his wife claim their two sons were expelled last year after they complained about racial discrimination. They call it retaliation. The parents say they submitted two reports about alleged stereotypes in classroom assignments. But the school says the communication was disrespectful and demanding, adding that behavior won’t be tolerated.

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Here’s Mark Mayfield.