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Alan Ashley, the U.S. Olympic Committee's chief of sport performance. Photo: Claire Greenway/Getty Images

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday fired its chief of sport performance, Alan Ashley, in the wake of an independent investigation into sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics team that revealed that he and former CEO Scott Blackmun failed to address allegations leveled against Larry Nassar, reports AP.

Why it matters: The USOC released a 233-page independent report on Monday that concluded the organization's failure to address allegations of sexual abuse allowed Nassar to assault dozens of other girls over a period of 14 months. Last week, USA Gymnastics said it's filing for bankruptcy to quickly settle complaints from Nassar's victims. And in November, the Olympic Committee said it's seeking to revoke USA Gymnastics’s recognition as the sport's governing body.

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UN report: Pandemic set to cost global tourism $2 trillion in 2021

A tourist in front of the Eiffel Tower on November 25, 2021 in Paris. Photo:Chesnot/Getty Images

A new United Nations report warns that global tourism will see only modest revenue gains in 2021 after last year's historic losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why it matters: Tourism revenues in 2020 fell by more than half from the previous year — a significant blow to the global economy, according to analysis by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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2 federal judges temporarily block Biden vaccine mandates

President Biden delivers remarks on the Omicron COVID-19 variant at the White House on Nov. 29. Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

The Biden administration was temporarily blocked from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates for millions of workers by federal judges in two states on Tuesday.

The big picture: The orders, by federal judges in Kentucky and Louisiana, come one day after a federal judge in Missouri halted the mandate, which has a Jan. 4 deadline, in 10 states.

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Honduras elects first female president

Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro, of the Libertad y Refundacion (Libre) Party, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Sunday. Photo: Inti Ocon/Getty Images

Former Honduras first lady Xiomara Castro is set to become the country's first female president president, after the ruling party conceded defeat in the country's elections on Tuesday night, per AP.

Why it matters: The democratic socialist and her Libre Party have broken a 12-year run for the conservative National Party, which U.S. prosecutors alleged fostered a "narco-state," note Axios' Latinos' Marina E. Franco and Russell Contreras.