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Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs 7:10pm EST

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa's governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements. | Video

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Trump says union head who accused him of lying has 'done a terrible job'

NEW YORK Donald Trump clashed on Wednesday with a union official who accused the president-elect of lying about the number of jobs saved in a deal to keep air conditioner maker Carrier from moving some jobs from Indiana to Mexico.

Election 2016, U.S. 9:38pm EST

Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head SBA

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration.

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U.S. Republicans quibble over effective date of Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican senators are leaning towards a plan to delay the effective date of an Obamacare repeal for three years, a senior Republican said on Wednesday.

Election 2016, U.S. 6:41pm EST

Trump defends Boeing tweet, says companies shouldn't worry

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his direct interventions with companies, including making statements on Twitter, saying businesses will benefit from his actions and his upcoming term in office.

Election 2016, Twitter 11:50am EST