September 16, 2021: China warns U.S., UK, Australia, Biden on Milley, Simone Biles, France, Capitol

Five stories you need to know for September 16, 2021: China blasts U.S., UK, Australia security alliance, Biden supports General Mark Milley, Gymnasts blast FBI at Christopher Wray hearing, France kills ISGS head, Capitol fence

1. A new security partnership has been established between the U.S., Britain and Australia, which will provide Australia with capabilities to deploy nuclear-powered submarines. While none of the leaders the initiative, dubbed "AUKUS," mentioned China – Beijing denounced the alliance warning of an intensified arms race in the region.

2. President Joe Biden shows support for the top U.S. military officer Mark Milley after a book said he placed ‘secret calls’ to China.

3. Simone Biles says the U.S. Olympic Committee and FBI failed to stop the sexual abuse that she and hundreds of other athletes suffered from former doctor Larry Nassar. McKayla Maroney and Ally Raisman also testified about their traumatic experience. FBI Director Chris Wray made no excuses and said the bureau had fired one of the agents who had falsified the details of Maroney’s 2015 interview about the abuse.

4. France’s President Emmanuel Macron says French forces killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi.

5. Workers began installing a fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of a protest on Sept. 18 in support of the defendants being prosecuted for their actions at the U.S. Capitol last January 6. Capitol police asked the National Guard to be ready to help with security if needed.

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Simone Biles testifies to Congress about “crisis of abuse” in sports

Decorated Olympian Simone Biles was one of several top gymnasts who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about how officials failed to protect young athletes from abuse by former doctor Larry Nassar, who is now in prison. Watch her full statement.

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Simone Biles’ emotional testimony about Nassar abuse

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles ripped the FBI and the Justice Department in Senate testimony Wednesday for how FBI agents mishandled abuse allegations brought against Larry Nassar and then made false statements in the fallout from the botched investigation.
Biles — a winner of seven Olympic medals, as well as several world and national championships — revealed this year that she was motivated to compete in the Tokyo Summer Olympics in part because it would force the sport to confront its shortcomings in protecting its athletes.
In her testimony Wednesday, she said that the year-long delay of the Tokyo games meant "living daily among the reminders of this story for another 365 days."
"I am a strong individual and I will persevere, but I never should have been left alone to suffer the abuse of Larry Nassar," Biles said. "And the only reason I did, was because of the failures that lie at the heart of the abuse that you are now asked to investigate."

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Simone Biles says FBI ‘turned a blind eye’ to allegations of abuse by Larry Nassar

Olympic champion Simone Biles testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee

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‘I blame an entire system,’ Simone Biles says

Simone Biles blamed the ‘entire system’ of U.S. gymnastics for the abuse she suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar. Biles is among the Olympic gymnasts testifying to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI’s mishandling of the investigation.

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