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Jim Jordan at a committee meeting. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Former Ohio State wrestlers who allege to have been sexually abused by their former team doctor, Richard Strauss, recounted their abuse in a new video given to NBC.

Why it matters: The players never referred to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who was an assistant coach on the team 20 years ago during the time of the abuse, as a participant in the abuse. Jordan has been accused by other wrestlers of failing to act against accusations against Strauss.

The details: Mike DiSabato, a former OSU wrestler and the original whistleblower, created the 11-minute video in which he recounted his own abuse. The video details accounts from DiSabato, former head coach Russ Hellickson, another wrestler, and another student who worked at a clinic with Strauss and says he was also abused by the former team doctor.

  • DiSabato told NBC news that "we didn't think Jim [Jordan] would lie" about knowing abuse was occurring.
  • Hellickson said all of his "administrators recognized it was an issue for me," per NBC News, and that he had "a lot of conversations" with Fred Beekman, the schools former intramural sports and recreation director, about the abuse.

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"Atmospheric river" swings Northern California from drought to flood

Satellite view of the bomb cyclone swirling off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and the atmospheric river affecting California on Oct. 24. Photo: CIRA/RAMMB

A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are delivering historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest.

Why it matters: The atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, was causing Northern California to whiplash from drought to flood, as it slowly moved south overnight. It's triggered widespread power outages, flooding and mudslides.

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U.S. threatens to cut aid to Sudan after military takeover

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok during a 2020 news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was put under house arrest and several other ministers were detained Monday in what appears to be a military coup in the country, per local reports.

The latest: The head of the military faction of the Sudanese government, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, said in a statement that he is announcing a state of emergency, suspending several parts of the interim constitution and dissolving the civilian government and interim sovereignty council — the highest governing body in the country.

Facebook's pivotal week

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

They're battening down the hatches at Facebook headquarters this week as the company faces a trifecta of tumult: a continuing wave of negative press coverage fueled by document leaks, a critical earnings report Monday and a reported name change looming.

The big picture: All this is unfolding as Mark Zuckerberg tries to transform Facebook from a social network into the prime mover behind a new "metaverse" of VR- and AR-driven remote work and play.