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The 9 at 9 Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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

1. #GARDAÍ Twenty-two members of An Garda Síochána have been convicted of a crime over the past three and a half years.

2. #HACKED Twitter said the hackers responsible for a recent high-profile breach fooled the social media company’s employees into giving them access over the phone.

3. #AMERICA US President Donald Trump said he will take action as early as today to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

4. #JOBS Experts have said the jobs market will likely have a slow recovery, as the government this week told recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) they should be “genuinely seeking work”. 

5. #STATUES An art historian has said that the statues removed from outside the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin were not slave girls but were instead “princesses”. 

6. #SUSPENDED Twitter has permanently suspended former Irish Independent journalist Gemma O’Doherty’s account.

7. #ESCAPE A murder suspect has escaped from the Oklahoma County jail by using sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell, authorities said.

8. #NURSING HOMES The lack of statutory clinical oversight of care in private nursing homes is one of the greatest weaknesses exposed by Covid-19, the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 has said. 

9. #WEATHER Sunny spells and occasional showers will give way to more thundery showers this evening

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