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Maroney wants Nassar gone for good: McKayla Maroney and her family are pushing for disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to spend the rest of his life in prison. Maroney is one of many women who has accused Nassar of sexually abusing her for years.
Russian ban has widespread impacts: Russia has been banned from the 2018 Olympics due to a state-sponsored doping program. While that is also a massive story, the ripple-effect could be widespread. A ton of medal favorites are now out of the games, as is the gold-medal favorite Russian hockey team. Here’s a good breakdown of the fallout.
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