Simone Biles Becomes Youngest to Receive Medal of Freedom, Former ‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Sentenced, and More

US President Joe Biden presents gymnast Simone Biles with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony honoring 17 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 7, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Simone Biles Youngest to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today, gymnast Simone Biles became the youngest recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor. She was joined by Denzel Washington and 15 others in receiving the honor.

Netflix’s Former “Cheer” Star Jerry Harris Sentenced to 12 Years In Prison

This week, Jerry Harris, formerly of Netflix’s show “Cheer,” has sentenced to 12 years in jail for coercing young teenage boys into sending him obsene images of themselves. U.S. District Judge Manish Shah ordered that following Harris’s release, he be subject to eight years of court-supervised release.

Defense Attorneys in YSL RICO Case Ordered to Conceal Witness Contact Information

District Attorney Fani Willis filed a motion to protect witnesses apart of the Young Slime Life ( YSL) RICO case. Willis alleged that several of the members associated with YSL have made threats to harm the witnesses.

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