Start Your Day Here: Data On Kids' Vaccines And More

Published September 28, 2021 at 7:32 AM EDT
Taliban fighters patrol an area during a march in support of the Taliban government outside Kabul University in Afghanistan on Sept. 11.
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Taliban fighters patrol an area during a march in support of the Taliban government outside Kabul University in Afghanistan on Sept. 11.

Good morning,

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

Vaccines for kids: Pfizer and BioNTech submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration that shows "favorable" safety outcomes for kids ages 5 to 11 who receive the companies' COVID-19 vaccine. Here's more on the promising results.

Afghanistan hearing: Top Pentagon officials are testifying about the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in a Senate Armed Services hearing today. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are expected to raise concerns.

🎧 Also on Up First, our daily podcast, disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly has been convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering. Here's what kind of prison sentence he's facing.

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