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The 9 at 9: Friday

A murder probe into teenager’s death, and Bill Gates talks about Trump’s knowledge of vaccines. Here’s this morning’s news.

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

1. #LUCAN: A murder investigation has been launched after the body of 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel was found in a derelict farmhouse.

2. #POLL: Satisfaction with the government has taken a hit following the CervicalCheck scandal, according to a new poll by the Irish Times/Ipsos.

3. #I WILL ARISE AND ‘NO’ NOW: There are reports that the ‘No’ sign on the side of Ben Bulben has been either taken down or blown away overnight.

4. #I BEFORE P: Bill Gates has claimed Donald Trump twice asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and knew a lot about Gates’s daughter’s looks, according to the Guardian.

5. #DRUGS SEIZURE: Four Irish men have been arrested after €3.4 million worth of cannabis herb was seized in the north-west of Malaga in Spain.

6. #KILLARNEY: Gardaí in Kerry arrested a man who they suspect burgled at least six premises during a 24-hour period.

7. #GAG RULE: The Trump administration is to ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

8. #THE MORE YOU KNOW: The more points you get in your Leaving Cert the more likely you are to stay the course in college, a new report claims.

9. #EDUCATION: The government has announced that 800 new Special Needs Assistants will be available for schools at the beginning of the school year.

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