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Trump Transition Team Launches Website

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has launched a new website and Twitter account as the Republican prepares to take office.

Visitors to can find information on Trump's policies as well as biographical information about the Republican. The website also includes a notice that it's looking to fill 4,000 slots for presidential appointees, but doesn't have instructions on how to apply for positions.

The transition team's Twitter account, @transition2017, posted its first tweet Wednesday night. It reads: "Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream.''

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading Trump's transition team. The White House said Trump's team will start getting briefings related to the Defense Department, State Department, Treasury Department and other agencies.

The briefings will include budget details, flow charts for staff and other information.

Officials at those agencies will start speaking regularly to Trump team members to facilitate the handover of power in January. And Trump's team will start creating policy teams that will work out of government-provided offices near the White House.

The White House also said the Obama administration will host two "exercises'' involving multiple agencies to help familiarize Trump's team with government practices and systems for responding to domestic emergencies.

Trump is meeting with President Barack Obama Thursday at the White House.

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