The Latest – NBC News: Mask requirement will continue on planes

A new COVID variant now in the U.S. is triggering more travel restrictions. In just hours, President Biden will extend the mask mandate again on planes, trains and buses to March. He’s also expected to shorten the testing window for anyone flying into the country.

While the Supreme Court is expected to decide the fate of Roe v. Wade by next spring. Some justices appear ready to overturn it. They also seem willing to keep Mississippi’s abortion law in place. They heard arguments yesterday from a clinic trying to stop the 15-week ban.

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Here’s Mark Mayfield.