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By Ed White, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, a California man was charged with attempted murder after being arrested near the Maryland home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Olympic champion Simone Biles and dozens of other gymnasts are suing the FBI,…
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor.
Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to detail sexual abuse at the hands of former USA team doctor Larry Nassar, says the lawsuit wasn't about the money but the hope of effecting change within the organization.
By Will Graves, Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard testimony from four elite U.S. gymnasts about the FBI's mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols criticized the agency…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
By News Desk and Associated Press
The hearing is part of a congressional effort to hold the FBI accountable after multiple missteps in investigating the case, including the delays that allowed the now-imprisoned Nassar to abuse other young gymnasts.
By News Desk
Maroney said the FBI fabricated her story to protect a “serial child abuser” instead of her and other athletes. “They had legal, legitimate evidence of child abuse and did nothing.”…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Biles explained her belief that the system failed her. “USA Gymnastics knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever aware of their knowledge,” she said.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Will Graves, Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.
By Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The long-awaited watchdog report raises serious questions about how the Justice Department and the FBI handled the case. It highlights serious missteps at the FBI between the time the allegations were first reported until Nassar's arrest.
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