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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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China crosses 1 billion vaccinations, with 500 million in one month

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Data: Our World in Data; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

China has now administered 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines — 500 million of them in just the past month. That's half of the global total during that period.

The big picture: China's vaccine rollout started slowly, due in part to a low sense of urgency and also to the fact that the government was focusing on exporting doses.

1 hour ago - Sports

Raiders player becomes first active in NFL to come out as gay

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Las Vegas Raiders player Carl Nassib becomes the first active NFL player in history to come out as gay on Monday.

Driving the news: Nassib said he was coming out now because "representation and visibility are so important" and he will be donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth in the U.S.

Airlines, unions want DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers

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A coalition of airline industry partners asked the Justice Department on Monday to begin prosecuting disruptive passengers.

Why it matters: Increased political divisions and conflict over pandemic guidelines have led the Federal Aviation Administration to take some form of enforcement action over 400 times in the first five months of 2021, compared to 146 in all of 2019, according to the coalition.