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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:58 AM

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

1. #POSITIVE: US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19.

2. #DEBUNKED: Many of the claims made about Covid-19 in a leaflet sent to Dublin households are false or misleading

3. #EU: Mairead McGuinness will face a grilling from an EU committee today at a confirmation hearing for her new commissioner role

4. #DUBLIN AIRPORT: Five people were referred to Garda immigration officials for refusing to fill out passenger locator forms

5. #NORTH OF ENGLAND: A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as Liverpool is among the cities set for new local lockdown measures.

6. #LEAVING CERT: Minister for Education Norma Foley told the Dáil late last night that students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have “squeezed out” others from college

7. #OPINION: Writing in TheJournal.ie this morning, behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says that disapproval from the right sources is key to fighting non-compliance with Covid-19 rules.

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8. #BIG BUCKS: Dundalk are set for a windfall after beating Faroese side KI to qualify for the Europea League group stages

9. #COVID-19: Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus.

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