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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.
May 8th 2019, 8:02 AM 9,136 1

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the headlines you need to know as you start your day.

1. #COLORADO: One teenager has been killed while eight others were injured in a high school shooting in the United States.

2. #GANGLAND: Locals in West Dublin are “afraid to talk to gardaí” for fear of gang retribution. 

3. #LAHORE: A blast at one of Pakistan’s oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least five people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore, police said

4. #NUCLEAR DEAL: Iran has said it will begin keeping its excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program, setting a 60-day deadline for new terms to its nuclear deal with world powers before it will resume higher uranium enrichment.

5. #ALCOHOL: A total of 84% of Irish adults drink alcohol, with Ireland having one of the highest per capita consumption rates in Europe. 

6. #BROADBAND: Opposition TDs have expressed concerns over the length of time it will take for broadband to be rolled out to homes, businesses and schools in rural Ireland, with the plan being strongly criticised from some quarters. 

7. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Gardaí in Dublin have issued a penalty notice to a motorist who they caught driving while watching a soccer match on their mobile phone.

8. #TRAFFIC: A section of the Luas Red Line has been closed to commuters this morning after it was hit by a power failure.

9. #NXIVM: The leader of an alleged ‘sex cult’ in the US has gone on trial in the United States for charges including sex trafficking, extortion and conspiracy. 

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