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The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as we edge closer to the weekend.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #800 BABIES: The Bon Secours nuns have said they were shocked and saddened by reports about the mass grave at the mother and baby home in Tuam and have welcomed the Government’s announcement of an investigation.

2. #ANNIVERSARY: World leaders and war veterans are gathering in the north of France today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which changed the course of World War II.

3. #JOBSWATCH: Some good news on the jobs front: review website Yelp is to open a European headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 jobs.

4. #MANHUNT: The man suspected of shooting dead three Royal Canadian Mounted Policemen was arrested in the early hours of this morning after a manhunt lasting almost a day.

5. #FLIUCH IT ANYWAY: Looks like summer has been put on hold in three counties: Met Éireann has issued a yellow alert warning for heavy rainfall in Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

6. #MEDICAL CARDS: Hundreds of elderly people in nursing homes have been losing their discretionary medical cards because their payments towards their care are not considered in assessments of their income, the Irish Examiner reports.

7. #WELCOME ABOARD: The White House has confirmed that lawyer Kevin O’Malley is the new American ambassador to Ireland, after the position was left vacant for almost 18 months.

8. #FIRE: A woman is in critical condition in hospital with extensive burns after a fireball exploded in her face as she put more fuel on a barbecue in Limerick, the Irish Independent reports.

9. #SISTER ACT: A young Italian nun called Sister Cristina Scuccia, whose version of No One by Alicia Keys went viral earlier this year, has won Italy’s talent show The Voice. The 25-year-old, who performed wearing her habit, said she’s following Pope Francis’s call for a church that’s close to ordinary people.

Italy Singing Nun Source: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

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