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The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.

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Trump open to USPS funds as part of 'overall bill' [Video]

Trump open to USPS funds as part of 'overall bill'

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would not veto coronavirus legislation that included funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

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Trump holds up virus aid to block election funding [Video]

Trump holds up virus aid to block election funding

[NFA] President Donald Trump on Thursday said his team was rejecting Democrats' bid to include funds for the U.S. Postal Service and shore up election infrastructure in a new coronavirus relief bill,..

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WH 'obsessed with undermining absentee voting' -Pelosi [Video]

WH 'obsessed with undermining absentee voting' -Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, "the president says he's not putting up any money for absentee voting and he's not putting up any money for the Postal Service, undermining..

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U.S. Postal Service shakeup sparks election fears [Video]

U.S. Postal Service shakeup sparks election fears

[NFA] A shakeup of the U.S. Postal Service is leading to mail delays, union officials said on Tuesday, heightening concerns about mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Colette Luke has..

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U.S. postal service shakeup sparks election fears [Video]

U.S. postal service shakeup sparks election fears

[NFA] A shakeup of the U.S. Postal Service is leading to mail delays, union officials said on Tuesday, heightening concerns about mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Colette Luke has..

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Prince Charles releases message of support for Duchy of Cornwall tenants [Video]

Prince Charles releases message of support for Duchy of Cornwall tenants

Earlier this summer, The Prince of Wales recorded a message of support fortenants of the Duchy of Cornwall, celebrating local businesses and individualswho have supported their communities during the..

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USPS Says It Has ‘Ample Capacity’ to Handle Mail-In Ballots [Video]

USPS Says It Has ‘Ample Capacity’ to Handle Mail-In Ballots

The agency released a definitive statement about their ability to handle the election after President Donald Trump questioned its capacity to do so.

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New USPS Policies And Delays Could Impact Election [Video]

New USPS Policies And Delays Could Impact Election

According to a Washington Post report, postal workers and union leaders fear that new USPS procedures could impact mail in voting for the November election. According to CNN, the Post is reporting up..

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Donald Trump has offered conflicting statements about supplementary funding for the U.S. Postal Service.
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Trump opposes extra funds for U.S. Postal Service to aid with mail-in voting

President Trump is opposing the Democrats' calls for additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, as coronavirus relief talks remain stalled on Capitol Hill. CBS News' Skyler Henry joined CBSN with..
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Postal Services changes, coronavirus relief deadlock have lawmakers worried about November

As Democrats press for federal assistance for the U.S. Postal Service, President Trump admitted starving the agency of federal money stymies efforts to expand mail-in voting.
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My great-grandfather faced danger as a mail carrier. He'd be shocked by Trump's war on USPS.

Donald Trump's mail slowdown upends a centuries-old work ethic and undercuts essential postal services during a pandemic, just when we need them most.
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8/12: Red and Blue

Biden and Harris make first appearance together; Dems demand U.S. Postal Service investigation
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Rep. Maloney on new bill aimed at curbing recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service ahead of 2020 election

Rep. Carolyn Maloney has introduced a new bill in the House aimed at curbing recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service. The New York congresswoman, along with fellow Democrats, is demanding the..
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U.S. Postal Service remains committed to fulfilling our role in the electoral process

Opposing View: We have worked closely with election officials regarding our delivery standards and best practices for enabling voting by mail.
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2020 election: Vote by mail works, despite what Donald Trump says

Our View: What the U.S. Postal Service, state election officials and voters can do now, on Nov. 3 and after to protect democracy.
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Fact check: Voters should request ballots 2 weeks early, but mail isn't intentionally slow

USPS said there is no delivery slowdown, but confirmed voters should request mail-in ballots at least two weeks in advance.
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Trump's attack on U.S. Postal Service is 2020 election sabotage amid COVID-19. Be alarmed.

Mail voting has never been more critical, and USPS has never been more politicized. Congress must protect our ballots from this toxic, dangerous mix.
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Postmaster general says Postal Service is not "slowing down election mail"

Louis DeJoy denied claims that the Postal Service is slowing down the delivery of election mail.
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Post Office Battleground, Man Drops Homophobic Slurs in Face Mask Argument

This is increasingly the scene at the U.S. Post Office where tensions normally run a little high ... but sprinkle the election, the pandemic and face mask aggression on it, and things boil over. This..
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Money for the Postal Service? The Check’s in the Mail

Congress still can’t agree, and Democrats plan a virtual convention: This is your morning tip sheet.
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Man Flips Out at Post Office, Threatens Karate in Rant Against Woman

President Trump's not the only one threatening the U.S. Post Office these days -- meet this maniac, who screamed, yelled and busted out some martial arts ... until a Good Samaritan got involved. Check..
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Will Congress Act on Covid Soon? ‘I’m Not Optimistic’

Money for the Postal Service and mail voting is one sticking point: This is your morning tip sheet.
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Union warns of U.S. Postal Service cost cuts as states prepare for mail-in voting

The head of the country's largest postal worker union warned about the administrative shake-up causing delays as states prepare for mail-in voting.
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Mail Delays Fuel Concern Trump Is Undercutting Postal System Ahead of Voting

The president’s long campaign against the Postal Service is intersecting with his assault on mail-in voting amid concerns that he has politicized oversight of the agency.
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U.S. Postal Service reviewing delivery contracts: WashPost

The U.S. Postal Service has launched a review of package delivery contracts with Amazon, UPS, FedEx and other large shippers, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing six people with knowledge..
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Fight Over Postal Service Funding Leaves Future of Mail in Limbo

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening the Postal Service’s financial viability, a rescue for America’s favorite agency has become a political battle.
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U.S. post office loss doubles as it warns COVID-19 will hit its finances

The U.S. Postal Service on Friday said it lost $4.5 billion in the quarter ending in March, more than double its loss over the same period last year, and warned COVID-19 could severely hurt its..
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U.S. Post Office board meets as COVID takes its toll and funding dries up

The U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors meets on Friday at a critical juncture as it faces accusations from the White House that it charges package shippers such as Amazon.com too little and as..
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Republican donor named U.S. postmaster general

A Republican Party donor was named on Wednesday to lead the U.S. Postal Service, which President Donald Trump has criticized for not charging companies like Amazon.com more for package delivery.
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Democrats want $25 billion for U.S. Postal Service in next coronavirus relief bill: Hoyer

Democrats would like to see $25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service in the next major coronavirus legislation before the House of Representatives, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday.
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Stop politicizing, and start fixing, the Postal Service

USPS is vital to the economy and the election. But the president is threatening to withhold needed aid as a way to punish Amazon: Our view
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Trump threatens to block aid for U.S. Postal Service if it does not raise prices for Amazon

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to block federal aid for the U.S. Postal Service unless it raises shipping rates for online companies like Amazon.com, prompting criticism that the move..
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Trump signs fourth coronavirus relief bill into law, pushes back against USPS aid

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a nearly $500 billon coronavirus relief bill into law to expand loans for small businesses reeling from the outbreak, as his Treasury secretary promised..
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U.S. Treasury mulls coronavirus loan to force Postal Service rate changes: Washington Post

The Treasury Department is mulling using a potential $10 billion emergency coronavirus loan to the U.S. Postal Service to force changes in how it does business, including what it charges for packages,..
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The US Postal Service is in trouble. What does that mean for FedEx?

The U.S. Postal Service is unlikely to shut down due to COVID-19, but any operational changes to keep it afloat could ripple to FedEx, experts say.
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US Postal Service investigating issues with absentee ballots in Wisconsin that went undelivered

The Postal Service said in a statement that it's looking into claims about absentee ballots that weren't delivered in time for Wisconsin's primary.
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Fact check: US Postal Service will not close in June

The Postal Service faces dire finances amid the COVID-19 pandemic but it isn't going to stop operating.
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Five killed, four injured in small plane crash in Louisiana: local media

Five people were killed and four injured when a small twin-engine plane crashed in a U.S. Post Office parking lot in southern Louisiana just after taking off from a regional airport, local media..
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5 Dead in Small Plane Crash in Lafayette, La., Official Says

Videos and photographs posted online show flames and pieces of metal in a field and a lot next to United States Postal Service trucks.
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'Healing PTSD': USPS begins selling new 65-cent stamp to raise money to support afflicted veterans

Buying a new USPS stamp will help raise funds for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The 65-cent stamp will be sold for two years.
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Christmas shipping deadlines 2019: The last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS and USPS

If you want your Christmas gifts to arrive on time, here are the key dates you need to know for the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and Amazon.
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Where does Santa Claus live? Postal Service has released his exact address. Yes, it's in the North Pole

Operation Santa, the 107-year-old USPS program that fulfills wish lists for needy kids, has released an exact street address for Santa this year.
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U.S. Postal Service to use Nvidia's AI tech

The U.S. Postal Service will use Nvidia Corp's artificial intelligence technology to improve efficiency of package data processing, the chip designer said on Tuesday.
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Deadly mass shooting in Texas

A terrifying chain of events was triggered by a traffic stop Saturday in the heart of Texas' oil country. A man pulled over by state troopers opened fire and fled, and later hijacked a U.S. Postal..
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NYC and California sue USPS over shipping illegal cigarettes

State officials allege postal workers have illegally shipped foreign cigarettes to U.S. customers for years
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Gwen Ifill gets USPS Forever stamp

A stamp commemorating the esteemed journalist is one of many new Forever stamps unveiled Tuesday by the Postal Service
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