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Simone Biles competes on Oct. 13. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

With a gold medal win on Sunday, Simon Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history, according to CNN.

By the numbers: Biles' 19th career gold medal, which she won at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, brought her total medal count to 25, moving her past Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo's record for both men and women (23). The 4-time Olympic champion said she is preparing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which will be her last appearance at the Olympics.

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1pm the day after the article is transmitted.

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Private equity bets on delayed tax reform in Biden administration

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In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.