The Daily Populous

Saturday October 27th, 2018 night edition

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Eleven people have been killed, officials say, in a gun attack on a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The gunman, who opened fire as the Tree of Life synagogue held a service, was later taken into custody.

Worshippers had gathered at the synagogue, in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood, to mark the Sabbath.

Image copyright Google Image caption The Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Reports say he barricaded himself in a room at the synagogue when police approached.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officers cordon off the area outside the synagogue.

Social media posts by someone with the name Robert Bowers were also reported to be full of anti-Semitic comments. »

'No pencils, no lunch': why teachers dip into their own pockets

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"Every term I will stock up on the things that their parents can't buy for them," she says.

"I can spend anywhere from $900 to $1800, $2000 a year – depending on the needs of the class.

Some 78 per cent buy stationery, 76 per cent buy classroom equipment and 44 per cent buy library resources and textbooks, according to the Australian Education Union's State of Our Schools research report. »

Barack Obama rips Donald Trump: 'It's wrong to spend all your time from a position of power vilifying people'

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"I would like to think that everybody in America would think it's wrong to spend all your time from a position of power vilifying people, questioning their patriotism, calling them enemies of the people and then suddenly pretending that you're concerned about civility," he told a cheering crowd.

Trump has repeatedly called the media "fake news" and "the enemy of the people."

Obama was in Michigan campaigning for Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer. »

Apple bars Bloomberg from iPad event as payback for spy chip story

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Meanwhile, Apple has decided to give Bloomberg the old Gizmodo treatment — by banning the company from next week’s “There’s More in the Making” event.

Apple declined to comment but the move is obviously a diss for not retracting the spy chip story.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos both called on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy chip story. »

In Massachusetts, nearly 5 percent of people over 11 abuse opioids

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The study found that 4.6 percent of people over the age of 11, or more than 275,000 in the state, abuse opioids.

That's nearly four times higher than previous estimates based on national data, the study authors said.

Opioids include prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin and codeine, as well as heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl. »