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The executive orders -- which he didn't detail -- would be the way that President-elect Trump will begin the repeal process, Pence said at a press conference after meeting with House Republicans.

Pence said, "It will literally begin on day one. Before the end of the day we do anticipate that the president-elect will be in the Oval Office to both repeal executive orders and set into motion through executive action policies to implement promises that were made on the campaign trail."

How it might work: GOP aides have been looking into ways the administration can help undo the law. One of the areas Trump could target is regulations on insurers, such as the requirement all plans cover a set of essential health benefits. While the benefits themselves are written into law, the administration defines what they are.

At the GOP meeting, Pence gave them a justification for repealing the health care law immediately without a replacement: Republicans are providing Obamacare relief. And Trump will help.

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In pictures: Storm Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

Debris on the streets as then-Hurricane Zeta passes over in Arabi, Louisiana, on Oct. 28. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Zeta has killed at least two people, caused widespread power outages and left a trail of destruction since making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday.

The big picture: A record 11 named storms have made landfall in the U.S. this year. Zeta is the fifth named storm to do so in Louisiana in 2020, the most ever recorded. Zeta weakened t0 a tropical storm early Thursday, as it continued to lash parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with heavy rains and strong winds.

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Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

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