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Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

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1. #SHOOTING: A former IRA leader was killed in a morning gun attack in Belfast this morning.

2. #ATTACKS: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for its first attack on US soil after two gunmen were killed after opening fire at an event in Texas.

3. #LEGAL BATTLE: Brian O’Donnell says a man who was about to shoot himself stopped because he was inspired by the O’Donnells ‘fighting back against these banks’.

4.#TRIAL: An Irish nanny accused of killing a one-year-old girl in Massachusetts is asking a judge to release her while authorities review medical evidence in the case.

5. #MIAMI: A woman who tweeted ’2 drunk 2 care’ hours before causing a fatal road crash that killed two other women has been sentenced to 24 years in jail.

6. #CONFIRMED: Blur have been added to the line-up for this year’s Electric Picnic festival.

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