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Larry Nassar being escorted in a courtroom. Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Michigan State University has begun the process of removing the former dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and former boss of Larry Nassar, Dr. William Strampel, reports AP.

Why it matters: Dr. Strampel along with Suresh Mukherji, the chairman of the Department of Radiology at Michigan State who has recently been suspended, led a 2014 Title IX probe that cleared Larry Nassar of sexual assault allegations. Although the school advised Nassar to have a chaperone in the room when treating athlete’s “sensitive areas,” the request was not enforced nor looked into by Strampel.

The details: MSU has stated that Strampel will not receive any financial support from the university to cover lawsuits filed by victims of Larry Nassar. He is the latest person to lose their job following the sentencing of Nassar who is facing up to 175 years in prison.

Go deeper: FBI had "little evident urgency" while investigating Nassar, NYT finds

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Mexican President López Obrador tests positive for coronavirus

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a press conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday. Photo: Ismael Rosas/Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday evening that he's tested positive for COVID-19.

Driving the news: López Obrador tweeted that he has mild symptoms and is receiving medical treatment. "As always, I am optimistic," he added. "We will all move forward."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders at FOX News' studios in New York City in 2019. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she's running for governor of Arkansas.

The big picture: Sanders was touted as a contender after it was announced she was leaving the Trump administration in June 2019. Then-President Trump tweeted he hoped she would run for governor, adding "she would be fantastic." Sanders is "seen as leader in the polls" in the Republican state, notes the Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, who first reported the news.

Coronavirus has inflamed global inequality

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

History will likely remember the pandemic as the "first time since records began that inequality rose in virtually every country on earth at the same time." That's the verdict from Oxfam's inequality report covering the year 2020 — a terrible year that hit the poorest, hardest across the planet.

Why it matters: The world's poorest were already in a race against time, facing down an existential risk in the form of global climate change. The coronavirus pandemic could set global poverty reduction back as much as a full decade, according to the World Bank.