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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Man dies during garda arrest, half-marathon chaos and LeBron versus Trump.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.

IRELAND

LR LIFFEY DESCENT 758A5313 The 58th International Liffey Descent took place today. The race runs over 26.2 km from Straffan in Kildare to Islandbridge in Dublin.. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

WORLD

Invictus Games 2017 US First Lady Melania Trump meets Britain's Prince Harry ahead of the start of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. Source: Danny Lawson/PA Images

#OBAMACARE: A new Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law looks almost certain to fail.

#NORTH KOREA:  China’s seismic service CNEC has detected a zero-depth, 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea, calling it a “suspected explosion”.

#UNITED STATES: A war of words has broken out between US President Donald Trump and some of the US’ most famous sports stars.

PARTING SHOT

An Taoiseach and some of Ireland’s top sports stars have contributed to a video helping to raise money for the recovery of Adam Burke, 21-year-old who suffered a severe stroke during a GAA match in Kildare last year.

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