postal service


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Recent Examples on the Web About 29% of Black workers nationally are in one of six frontline industry groups, such as grocery stores, public transit, health care, and the postal service, according to a June 2020 report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "COVID-19 shined a light on racial health disparities. What comes next?," 11 Feb. 2021 Free libraries and a postal service were happy surprises for the Hondurans. Stephanie García,, "When a Maryland couple opened their home to a Honduran mother and son, strangers became family," 22 Jan. 2021 The platform, on the other hand, is like the postal service (or FedEx, UPS, etc.). Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "Life after Twitter," 14 Jan. 2021 Some nominees may be notified by phone, email, or postal service and may be required to submit additional information. CNN, "CNN Heroes Legal Disclosures 2021," 10 Dec. 2020 Still, DeJoy blamed the postal service’s business model for the loss and called for future cuts. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "The USPS is still in big trouble under Biden," 9 Dec. 2020 The postal service and other deliverers have been making preparations for the busy season. Trevor Fraser,, "Ship those holiday packages soon, U.S. Post Office in Orlando says," 8 Dec. 2020 But for the other cases, as many as 600 in all, the county is working with its mail vendor and the postal service to find answers. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "'Anomalies': Marion County sent out hundreds of absentee ballots that no one can find," 23 Oct. 2020 Still, some Americans have clearly been rattled by changes to the U.S. postal service, allegations of fraud — including from the president himself — and, of course, COVID-19. Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News, "Overseas voting in U.S. election could double as anxious Americans mail in their ballots," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of postal service

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postal service was in 1885

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20 Feb 2021

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“Postal service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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: a government department in charge of handling the mail

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