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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #TRUMP: President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the military if state governors did not halt ongoing violent protests across the United States.

2. #PROTEST: Thousands of people marched through Dublin city centre yesterday afternoon as part of a peaceful protest against recent US police killings of black people.

3. #COVID: Health officials last night confirmed that a further one person with Covid-19 has died in Ireland.

4. #MAYO: The body of a five-year-old boy who entered the water while out on Lough Mask yesterday has been recovered during a search operation

5. #HOMEBUYERS: A vast majority of prospective homebuyers are still planning on purchasing a property in the next year despite the interruption to the market as a result of Covid-19, according to a recent survey. 

6 #ILLNESS BENEFIT: More than 10,000 health and social care workers are receiving the Covid-19 enhanced illness benefit at the moment, the highest number in any working sector. 

7. #MISSING: Gardaí are seeking assistance from the public in locating the whereabouts of a 42-year-old man missing from the Dublin 8 area. 

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8 #WATER: Irish Water has said it is “increasingly likely” that a water conservation order will be put in place due to increased demand on water and the prolonged period of dry weather. 

9. #STORM: Rain from tropical Storm Amanda has left at least 17 people dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala. 

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