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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education has started investigating Iowa and four other states, citing concerns that banning mask mandates in schools may violate the civil rights of students with disabilities. Cristhian Bahena Rivera has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2018 murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Plus, parts of northeast Iowa are dealing with flooding from rivers that swelled because of last week’s heavy rains.

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Clay Masters is Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host and lead political reporter.