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President Trump pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio tonight, after telling Fox News last Sunday that he was "seriously considering" it. Arpaio endorsed Trump in 2016.

A round-up of the most controversial moments from Arpaio, who held several press conferences claiming Barack Obama's birth certificate was fake:

  • He received a court order in 2011 stopping him from detaining people based on suspicions they were undocumented immigrants. The Justice Department accused him of "unfairly targeting Latinos for detention and arrest and retaliating against those who complain," per the NYT. He kept inmates in an extension of the Maricopa County jail known as "Tent City," where prisoners were forced to wear pink underwear. He once called it a "concentration camp."
  • He was accused of failing to fully investigate "more than 400 sex-crimes" that mostly involved children and were filed by illegal immigrants, the NYT reported.
  • In 2015, the Guardian reported that officials settled a lawsuit accusing Arpaio of botching the investigation into a rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Go deeper: The Phoenix New Times has listed several more Arpaio controversies.

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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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Preview: "Axios on HBO" interviews White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond

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.