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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about gay pride, the tragic deaths on the roads and the latest political poll…

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…

Dublin Pride Festival. Pictured is Paul Paul Fitters at the 2014 Dublin Gay Pride Parade today. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland



Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Chile Brazilian soccer team supporters kiss before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile. Source: Andre Penner

#SAN FRANCISCO: The Golden Gate Bridge is to get a $76 million suicide barrier.

#IRAQ: The US has started flying armed drones over Iraq.

#UKRAINE: The truce with pro-Moscow rebels was extended today.


  • When and where are Americans seeing aliens? Someone has correlated the data finding it’s mainly drunk people on the west coast. [The Atlantic]
  • Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain. [Science Daily]


Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which was a turning point in the struggle for gay and lesbian rights in the United States. Here’s a look back at the events. [Mashable]

First published 20.00pm

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