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Team USA's Simone Biles watches the Women's uneven bars final from the stands at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on the ninth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images

Simone Biles will compete in the Olympic individual balance beam final, USA Gymnastics announced Monday.

Why it matters: This is Biles' last chance to add to her Olympic medals count, after she withdrew from five Tokyo Games gymnastics events to focus on her mental well-being.

What they're saying: "We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow — Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!" USA Gymnastics tweeted.

The big picture: The 24-year-old four-time Olympic gold medalist withdrew from last week's Olympic women's gymnastics team finals and the individual all-around finals. On Sunday, USA Gymnastics announced she would not be competing in the final floor exercise event.

What she's saying: Biles last Wednesday responded on Twitter to the support she's received following her decisions.

  • "[T]he outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before," Biles said.

Go deeper: Simone Biles lauded for "bravery in prioritizing" mental wellness

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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FBI fires agent accused of failing to investigate Nassar allegations

Larry Nassar appears for sentencing in Eaton County Circuit Court on February 5, 2018, in Charlotte, Mich. Photo: Rena Laverty/AFP via Getty Images

The FBI has fired an agent accused of failing to properly investigate the sexual assault allegations against USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Michael Langeman was fired just days before Wednesday's public hearing into the FBI's handling of the Nassar case — which will feature testimony from gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman.

Ina Fried, author of Login
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How COVID slowed 5G

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Two years into the 5G era, expensive new cellular networks have blanketed much of the country, but they have yet to change our lives.

Between the lines: It was always going to take some time for 5G's full impact — from faster service to new uses — to arrive. But the pandemic has slowed even some of the initial benefits.

Biden's big bet backfires

Two key dealmakers — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) — leave a luncheon in the Capitol yesterday. Photo: Kent Nishimura/L.A. Times via Getty Images

President Biden bit off too much, too fast in trying to ram through what would be the largest social expansion in American history, top Democrats privately say.

Why it matters: At the time Biden proposed it, he had his mind set on a transformational accomplishment that would put him in the pantheon of FDR and JFK.

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