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Death toll in Iran-Iraq earthquake climbs above 200:

More than 200 people are dead and more than 2,500 injured after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iran and Iraq late Sunday.

Iran’s Press TV said the highest number of casualties in the country occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province, with the country’s semi-official Mehr news agency saying 100 of the 207 reported dead were from that town alone.

In the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, seven deaths were reported.

‘The Flash,’ ‘Supergirl’ showrunner suspended amid sexual harassment claims:

Warner Bros. Television Group has sidelined a prominent television producer and writer amid allegations of sexual harassment.

The company says it is investigating accusations against Andrew Kreisberg, who co-created several of The CW’s hit comic book shows: “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”
“We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions,” the television group said in a statement to CNN.

First look inside Texas church after shooting:

A memorial inside the Texas church where 26 people were shot and killed includes chairs placed where each victim was found and audio recordings of the victims’ voices.

Biden leaves 2020 question open as book tour commences:

Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that aired Sunday that he isn’t actively planning a run for president in 2020, but he also didn’t rule it out.

Biden made the remarks in an interview with Oprah Winfrey as part of a publicity tour for his new book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” adding to speculation about whether he will jump into the next presidential race.
During the largely personal interview, Winfrey asked Biden if he has considered a 2020 run.
Biden responded, “No, not yet.”
“And I say that ‘not yet’ because I’m a great respecter of fate,” Biden said, adding that he is not currently planning or organizing a bid.

Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s:

It’s one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer’s. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.

“I believe there is a solution,” he told me without hesitation.
“Any type of treatment would be a huge advance from where we are today,” he said, but “the long-term goal has got to be cure.”
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