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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.

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

sunset 2 jpeg Convective clouds dying off at sunset in Finglas. Ian Carruthers Ian Carruthers

IRISH

WORLD

Brazil World Cup Homeless A bird's eye view of the new tent village within view of Itaquerao stadium. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

#BRAZIL: As the beginning of the World Cup fast approaches, the vast gulf between the rich and the poor in the country is becoming ever clearer. [The Guardian]

#RIP: The creator of Spot the Dog, Eric Hill, died aged 86.

#IRAQ: Islamist militants have seized Saddam Hussein’s hometown. [BBC]

#PORTUGAL: Police in Portugal investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have concluded a search of wasteland. [AFP]

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

Dave Chappelle spoke about the $50 million contract he walked away from – and then made a case for high marginal tax rates. [New York Times]

Late Show with David Letterman / YouTube

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