Staff welcome children to the first day of school at Lincoln Middle School, School District of Lancaster, on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Source: School District of Lancaster)

Headlines:

Students return to school, masked and unmasked: School District of Lancaster, Columbia and Manheim Township are the only districts requiring masks. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, state officials urged schools to take advantage of the free Covid-19 testing and vaccination initiatives announced last week. (Source: Capital Star)

Heat, humidity continue: Highs will reach the low 90s on Wednesday and Thursday, with humidity raising heat indexes to 100 or above. (Source: Fox 43)

State Sen. Corman says hearings on 2020 election will begin this week: The Republican Senate President Pro Tempore said he's spoken with former President Trump about the plans. (Source: Philadelphia Inquirer)

National/world roundup: Fauci suggests coronavirus can be controlled by spring 2022. (Source: Reuters) Hochul becomes first female New York governor as Cuomo exits. (Source: USA Today) Blue Dog Democrats stymie budget reconciliation plan. (Source: AP) Paralympic Games begin in Tokyo. (Source: UPI)

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