USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal

Simone Biles leads U.S. women's gymnastics to world title amid turmoil

U.S. women's gymnastics team
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The U.S. women's gymnastics team, led by superstar Simone Biles, won its 5th straight world title yesterday at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

By the numbers: Biles' 15th career gold medal brings her total medal count to 21, moving her past Russia's Svetlana Khorkina for the most by a woman and inching her closer to Vitaly Scherbo's record for both men and women (23).

Michigan State fined $4.5 million for handling of Larry Nassar complaints

Larry Nassar.
Larry Nassar. Photo: Rena Laverty/AFP/Getty Images

The Department of Education will fine Michigan State University $4.5 million for mishandling complaints against former school doctor Larry Nassar, who is facing 40–175 years in prison for sexually abusing athletes in his care and having child pornography, per AP.

The big picture: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the school allowed the creation of a "sexually hostile environment" by failing to properly address reports of sexual assault by Nassar, who also worked for USA Gymnastics.