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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

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

1. #FINUCANE: The UK’s Supreme Court is set to rule on a legal challenge brought by the family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane today. 

2. #ESCALATION: Pakistan has shot down two Indian Air Force planes in a significant escalation in the Kashmir conflict.

3. #REHAB: The Supreme Court will rule on an appeal by, former Rehab CEO, Angela Kerins which challenges the dismissal of her action against the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee.

4. #MEETING: Ahead of meeting Kim Jong Un in Vietnam today US President Donald Trump says North Korea has an “awesome” future if it agrees to give up its nuclear arsenal. 

 5. #DROGHEDA: A man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot five times in Drogheda, Louth, yesterday. The victim is related to Drogheda criminal Owen Maguire.

6. #MICHAEL COHEN: Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to label the president a “racist” and a “conman” when he appears before Congress today.

7. #RURAL TRANSPORT: The rural transport problem could be solved by village transport drivers, according to an association that represents taxi companies. 

8. #FAIL: The government got an ‘F’ from over 100 organisations over a delay in bringing forward a national quality framework for homeless services.

9. #JOBS: Irish tech firm Workhuman has announced the creation of 150 new jobs and  a major expansion of its headquarters in Dublin.

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