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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s what had people talking today.

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


Closing Mass 625_90551300 Sam Boal / The site where Pope Francis is to give the closing Mass in the Phoenix Park. Sam Boal / /


Italy Highway Collapse AP / PA Images A view of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa. AP / PA Images / PA Images

#ITALY: At least 30 people have been killed when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, with several more feared dead in what Italy’s transport minister described as an “immense tragedy”.

#LONDON: A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after a car crashed into the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London.


Vox / YouTube

A structure designed to protect flooding may be making things worse. Vox explains how “levee wars” are affecting cities across the US.