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Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

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Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

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President Trump said Monday that TikTok will close Sept. 15 unless it's bought by an American company. Microsoft is in discussions with TikTok parent company ByteDance over a possible purchase. It is the latest example of U.S. tensions with China manifesting as fights over technology.

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