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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated May 29th 2020, 8:55 AM

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

1. #BREXIT: The Tánaiste will seek approval from Cabinet today for a new Brexit Omnibus Bill to be drafted.

2. #CABINET: Cabinet will today discuss resolving anomalies in the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme for those returning from maternity leave. 

3. #TRUMP: US President Donald Trump has escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.

4. #MINNEAPOLIS: Protesters have set fire to a police station during the third night of protests in Minneapolis over the death of a black man after a police officer knelt on his throat.

5. #NURSES: All nursing graduates this year will receive a permanent contract, the HSE has told student nurses.

6. #COVID: A new study suggests that nearly 50% of people don’t know that they need to self-isolate if they have less common Covid-19 symptoms, such as a sore throat or aches and pains. 

7. #ABUSE: Calls to charity Women’s Aid have risen by nearly 40% since the start of the Covid-19 restrictions.

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8. #LEAVING CERT: The vast majority of Leaving Certificate students have signed up the Calculated Grades system being implemented in place of exams this year. 

9. #SCHOOLS: Education Minister Joe McHugh has said that a “half return” to school in September would be needed if a 2m social distancing rule was in force.

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