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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 28, 2015)

Nine people were fatally shot this week at a community college in Oregon, by the now-deceased gunman. Russia launched airstrikes in Syria. Kunduz, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. According to new research, water is apparently flowing on Mars. An eventful United Nations General Assembly took place …

California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down

The tenure and seniority system that has long protected California public school teachers, even ineffective ones, was struck down Tuesday in a court decision that could change hiring and firing policies nationwide.<p>Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu said that the laws governing job …

'Disconnect' in parents' careers advice and jobs market

<b>There is a "disturbing disconnect" between parents' traditional careers advice to their children and the needs of the jobs market, research says.</b><p>One in 10 of 2,000 parents said they would "actively discourage" their kids from digital jobs such as coding.<p>But 38% said they would advise their children …

Fatal Oregon high school shooting: 'This is not a drill'

When the shooting started at her high school near Portland, Oregon, early Tuesday, student Jaimie Infante didn't recognize the sound of a gunshot.<p>She thought maybe somebody had dropped a book.<p>In reality, a lone gunman had opened fire at the school, killing one student and forcing others to flee.<p>An …

Malaysia swarmed by giant moths

<b>Swarms of giant moths have descended on Malaysia, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match.</b><p>Thousands of the furry insects, with a wing span of up to 16cm (6in), interrupted a semi-finals match at the Darul Makmur Stadium last week.<p>Over 800 sightings were also reported in …