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Here's a quick look at stories making headlines this Friday morning.

1. Today marks the 70 years anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in the world. A D-Day remembrance ceremony was held this morning in Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944 around 150,000 allied troops crossed the English Channel in an invasion that eventually marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Click through the photos above for 13 facts on the D-Day invasion.

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2. A suspect is in custody this morning accused in a shooting at Seattle Pacific University yesterday. Police say the man, armed with a shotgun walked into the foyer of the building. One person was killed and three others were injured. The 26 year-old male suspect is now in police custody.

3. The Obama administration is responding to criticism following the release of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl. White House officials say Congress was not notified of the prisoner swap because they were afraid that the Taliban would have killed Bergdahl.

4. Merit pay raises for Birmingham police officers and firefighters could be on the chopping block. Last night, the council met in a work session to talk about the city’s new budget. Council members have until July 1 to approve the budget for the next fiscal year.

5, The Pelham Board of Education will begin operation as a separate school system starting July 1. Pelham is breaking off from the Shelby County School system.

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