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Donald Trump does not plan on completely divesting from his businesses, but plans to have his two oldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, run his companies, the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the discussions.

Ivanka Trump will also likely leave the Trump Organization and is looking into ways to separate herself from her own businesses, according to the New York Times. Ivanka Trump has been the most outspoken of Trump's children on policy issues and has reportedly expressed interest in addressing climate change. Her husband, Jared Kushner, is also close to Donald Trump and has served as a key adviser.

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The president of Carrier's union started receiving threats after Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack going after the union leader for noting that Trump inflated the number of Carrier jobs he saved in Indiana.

Trump last week touted his deal with Carrier's parent company, United Technologies, to save jobs at an Indiana Carrier factory, claiming that he convinced the air conditioner manufacturer to keep 1,100 jobs in the U.S. However, United Technologies had never planned to move 350 of those jobs to Mexico and still plans to cut 700 jobs from another factory.

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Donald Trump on Thursday morning formally announced that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

"For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs, while also undermining our incredible farmers and many other businesses and industries at every turn. As my EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, the highly respected Attorney General from the state of Oklahoma, will reverse this trend and restore the EPA’s essential mission of keeping our air and our water clean and safe,” Trump said in a statement. “My administration strongly believes in environmental protection, and Scott Pruitt will be a powerful advocate for that mission while promoting jobs, safety and opportunity"

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Additional reporting by Lauren Fox

Congressional Republicans didn’t want to help insurers when the health care market was transitioning into Obamacare. Now they’ll have to decide how much they’ll be willing to help insurers as they plan the country’s transition out of the Affordable Care Act, which GOP leaders say will be repealed as soon as they convene a new Congress.

With the GOP planning to repeal Obamacare with a two- or three-year delay so they can work on a replacement, a key question is what kind of life rafts they can throw to insurers, who will have no incentive to stay in the ACA individual exchanges carriers know are doomed. Among the proposals insurers are asking Congress to consider are the very programs that Republicans spent six years railing against as “taxpayer funded bailouts” and in some cases obstructing legislatively.

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands gathered on a pier overlooking Pearl Harbor, observed a moment of silence and watched jets streak across the clear blue sky Wednesday in honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II.

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