Start Your Day Here: A Senate panel tackles TikTok; A former diplomat fears for Afghanistan; Springsteen and Obama on their collaboration

Published October 26, 2021 at 7:40 AM EDT
A person walks into a building with TikTok's logo above the door.
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The TikTok office in Culver City, Calif. Executives from TikTok, YouTube and Snap will appear at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Here's what we're following today:

Social media and kids: Executives from YouTube, Snap and TikTok face questions from a Senate panel on whether their apps harm children.

Afghanistan: Zalmay Khalilzad negotiated a U.S. peace deal with the Taliban during the Trump administration. He spoke with Morning Edition about what went wrong.

Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama: The Boss and the former president spoke with NPR about their hopes love for their country and their new book, Renegades: Born In The USA.

🎧 Also, on Up First, our daily podcast, U.S. aid to Sudan is suspended after a coup.

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