Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, New York Yankees: Your Thursday Briefing
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Here’s what you need to know:
• Palestinian unity deal.
Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo today that aims to end their decade-old rivalry and paves the way for joint control of Gaza’s borders.
Under the agreement, brokered by Egyptian intelligence, Fatah will lift a series of punitive sanctions that it imposed on Hamas-controlled Gaza this year. But it leaves thornier issues unresolved.
• Trump’s to-do list.
With Congress failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump is ready to go it alone on health care. He plans to sign an executive order today that would relax rules on small businesses that band together to buy health insurance.
On Wednesday, the president said it was “possible” the U.S. would drop out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. His administration has pushed for significant changes to the deal, but Mexico and Canada say they’re nonstarters.
Separately, Mr. Trump threatened to use the government’s power over broadcast licenses to retaliate against NBC for a report about the U.S. nuclear arsenal.