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Democrats celebrate Gavin Newsom’s victory in California recall vote – live – The Guardian


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Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will testify on Wednesday about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, as the US Senate examines why the FBI failed to investigate his crimes sooner.

Biles and Raisman will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside their fellow former Olympic teammate McKayla Maroney and former gymnast Maggie Nichols, who was the first victim to report the abuse to USA Gymnastics.

The hearing comes after the justice department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, in July issued a scathing report which blasted the FBI for botching its investigation in a series of errors that allowed the abuse to continue for months.

Horowitz will also testify on Wednesday as will the FBI director, Chris Wray, who is expected to face sharp bipartisan questioning about why the agents who botched the probe were never prosecuted for their misconduct.

For more updates on the hearing, follow the Guardian’s separate live blog:

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California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, has prevailed in a historic recall election that had him battling for his political life.

Newsom’s most popular challenger was Larry Elder, a rightwing radio host who drew comparisons to Donald Trump over his efforts to sow baseless doubts about the election process.

Newsom did not hold a watch party or election night celebration. Instead, he struck a somber tone speaking to reporters on Tuesday night, saying: “Tonight I’m humbled, grateful, but resolved.”

Speaking in Sacramento, Newsom said that in voting no on the Republican-led recall, Californians said “Yes to science, we said yes to vaccines.


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Newsom easily defeats recall effort, delivering major victory for Democrats

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