Larry Nassar during sentencing. Photo: Jeff Kowalsky / AFP via Getty Images

Former gymnastics doctor for the USA Gymnastics team and Michigan State University, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison on Monday, CNN reports.

The backdrop: Nassar has been accused by more than 200 women of sexual harassment and assault. At his sentencing hearing, he apologized for his actions, saying that the victim statements had “impacted me to my innermost core,” per CNN.

"It's impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and everyone involved. The visions of your testimonies will forever be present in my thoughts."
Larry Nassar during sentencing.
  • Previously, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and 60 years for possession of child pornography.

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Parties trade election influence accusations at Big Tech hearing

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A Senate hearing Wednesday with Big Tech CEOs became the backdrop for Democrats and Republicans to swap accusations of inappropriate electioneering.

Why it matters: Once staid tech policy debates are quickly becoming a major focal point of American culture and political wars, as both parties fret about the impact of massive social networks being the new public square.

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Germany goes back into lockdown

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will enact one of Europe's strictest coronavirus lockdowns since spring, closing bars and restaurants nationwide for most of November, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Germany is the latest European country to reimpose some form of lockdown measures amid a surge in cases across the continent.

How overhyping became an election meddling tool

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As online platforms and intelligence officials get more sophisticated about detecting and stamping out election meddling campaigns, bad actors are increasingly seeing the appeal of instead exaggerating their own interference capabilities to shake Americans' confidence in democracy.

Why it matters: It doesn't take a sophisticated operation to sow seeds of doubt in an already fractious and factionalized U.S. Russia proved that in 2016, and fresh schemes aimed at the 2020 election may already be proving it anew.