Start Your Day Here: Britney Spears' Court Hearing, The Impact Of Vaccine Mandates And More

Published September 29, 2021 at 7:43 AM EDT
Britney Spears wears a red dress and a diamond necklace behind a blur of lights and people at the premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" in Hollywood, Calif., in 2019.
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Britney Spears, pictured at a movie premiere in July 2019, has a new court hearing Wednesday about her conservatorship.

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Here are some of the top stories we're following today:

Britney Spears hearing: Spears is back in court today. Both she and her father have petitioned to end his role in her conservatorship, but it's unclear how the judge will rule. Here's what you need to know.

Vaccine mandates: In surveys, many workers say they would quit if their employers mandated vaccines. But when it comes down to making that call, few seem to actually leave.

Canary Islands lava: The lava from a volcanic eruption on the Spanish islands has reached the Atlantic Ocean after flowing for more than a week, creating a new threat of toxic gases being released.

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