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A report released on Friday found that Richard Strauss, a former athletic doctor at Ohio State University, sexually abused at least 177 students during his 20-year tenure, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

The big picture: The university's report, authored by law firm Perkins Cole, included interviews with more than 500 individuals and found school officials failed to act on complaints of Strauss' behavior as early as 1979. Strauss died in 2005.

  • 153 of the 177 students abused by Strauss were student athletes, or involved in athletic programs at the school.
  • 38 additional people reported being abused by an unidentified Ohio State employee, but could not name Strauss as that employee.

Context: House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan is a former assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State and vehemently denied last year that he ignored accusations of sexual abuse against Strauss.

  • 3 former student wrestlers told NBC News last year that it was open knowledge that Strauss regularly showered with students and touched them inappropriately during examinations.
  • Mike DiSabato, whose allegations prompted OSU to open this investigation, told NBC News that Jordan "is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on."

Go deeper: Rep. Jim Jordan accused of ignoring sexual abuse claims at Ohio State

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J&J and Merck to partner for COVID vaccine production to boost supply

Empty vials that contained a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19. Photo: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden will announce Tuesday that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help Johnson & Johnson manufacture its newly authorized coronavirus vaccine to boost supply, a senior administration official tells Axios.

The big picture: The development has the potential to vastly increase supply, possibly doubling what the J&J could make on its own, the official said. The company has run into challenges while trying to expand its vaccine production to a global scale.

Casinos throw cash at sports betting media

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Casinos are investing millions on sports betting content to lure bettors to their online and in-person sportsbooks.

Why it matters: It’s a mini gold rush for some sports media companies that were struggling in the pandemic.

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Global carbon emissions rebound to pre-COVID levels

Newly released data show that global CO2 emissions had returned to pre-pandemic levels by the end of last year and surpassed them in some major economies.

Why it matters: The International Energy Agency warned that clean energy efforts are falling short.