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Parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store. Photo: Kentaro Takahashi / Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents targeted 98 7-Eleven stores and made 21 arrests in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the largest operation targeting an employer since Trump’s been president, per the AP. During the visits the agents interviewed employees and delivered audit notifications.

Why it matters: Trump has indicated interest in increasing the number of deportations from current levels, and since Trump took office, ICE agents have made 40% more arrests.

  • Why: ICE described the operation as a way of ensuring 7-Eleven is complying with law, per WaPo. ICE also described to The Washington Post that the incident was intended to be a warning to other companies that may hire unauthorized workers.
  • What’s to come: “ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration,” Thomas Homan, a top official, said in a statement. The chief of ICE’s investigations, Derek Benner, said there will be more audits and investigations, although no numerical goal for how many, per the AP. Those investigations bring the possibility of criminal investigation as well.
  • Store managers and owners have three days to provide ICE with the immigration status of their employees, per WaPo.

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Microwave energy likely behind illnesses of American diplomats in Cuba and China

Personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba in Havana in 2017, after the State Department announced plans to halve the embassy's staff following mysterious health problems affecting over 20 people associated with the U.S. embassy. Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images

A radiofrequency energy of radiation that includes microwaves likely caused American diplomats in China and Cuba to fall ill with neurological symptoms over the past four years, a report published Saturday finds.

Why it matters: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's report doesn't attribute blame for the suspected attacks, but it notes there "was significant research in Russia/USSR into the effects of pulsed, rather than continuous wave [radiofrequency] exposures" and military personnel in "Eurasian communist countries" were exposed to non-thermal radiation.

Georgia governor declines Trump's request to help overturn election result

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp pushed back on Saturday after President Trump pressed him to help overturn the state's election results.

Driving the news: Trump asked the Republican governor over the phone Saturday to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in Georgia, per the Washington Post. Kemp refused.