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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Elijah Cummings. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

House Democratic leaders asked Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and the state’s top election official on Wednesday to turn over documents relating to last year’s midterm election as part of an investigation into alleged voting irregularities.

Why it matters: Kemp pulled off a narrow victory over Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in the 2018 midterms and came under fire for overseeing his own election as secretary of state. The fiercely contested gubernatorial race was clouded by allegations of voter suppression after Kemp’s office purged hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls, placed tens of thousands of registrations on hold and oversaw a chaotic voting process on Election Day.

Details: Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have until March 20 to submit documents relating to:

  • The cancellation registrations of inactive voters (about 1.4 million reportedly removed since 2012).
  • The tens of thousands of registration applications on hold.
  • The shuttering of more than 200 precincts since 2012.
  • Kemp’s 11th-hour investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia for an alleged “failed” attempt to hack into the state’s voter registration system.

Go deeper: Report finds protections for minority voters have plunged since 2013

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Myanmar military fires UN ambassador after anti-coup speech

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Myanmar's military regime on Saturday fired the country's ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, a day after he gave a pro-democracy speech asking UN member nations to publicly condemn the Feb. 1 coup, The New York Times reports.

The latest: Kyaw Moe Tun told Reuters later on Saturday, "I decided to fight back as long as I can."

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On the next episode of "Axios on HBO," Axios co-founder Mike Allen interviews White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond.

  • Catch the full interview and much more on Sunday, February 28 at 6 pm. ET/PT on all HBO platforms.
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Italy tightens COVID restrictions as experts warn of growing prevalence of variants

Health workers prepare vaccine doses in Iseo, Italy. Photo: Stefano Nicoli/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Italy on Saturday announced it was tightening restrictions in five of the country's 20 regions in an effort curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Driving the news: The announcement comes as health experts and scientists warn of the more transmissible coronavirus variants, per Reuters.