Cheers and fears as U.S. ends mask mandates for travel

Updated at 4:46 p.m.

A FEDERAL JUDGE'S decision Monday to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it’s really time to end the order sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. The major airlines and many of the busiest airports rushed to drop their requirements. / NAM Y. HUH / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge's decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it's really time to end one of the most visible vestiges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The major airlines and many of the busiest airports rushed to drop…

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