postal service


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Russian banks have tried to raise penetration in small towns and villages, and Russia’s postal service opened a bank in 2016, hoping to fill the gap. Thomas Grove, WSJ, "Russian Farmer Alters Rural Economy With Virtual Currency, as Moscow Watches Warily," 22 Apr. 2018 Amazon has said the postal service, which has financial problems stretching back for years, makes money from its packages because the company does most of the processing itself., "Amazon stock falls after another round of Trump rants," 2 Apr. 2018 The postal service operates temporary post offices at major conventions and events, like the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "The Houston Rodeo is so big, it has its own post office," 8 Mar. 2018 But the postal service doesn’t and can’t—its hands are essentially tied on the matter. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "With Google, Bitcoins, and USPS, Feds realize it’s stupid easy to buy fentanyl," 25 Jan. 2018 Armor Lux also makes high-tech fabrics for the French military, railway, and postal service. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ultimate Brittany Road Trip," 20 June 2018 That would be ironic, since the founding principle of universal postal service was increased freedom of information. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "With Trump Feud Still Simmering, Postal Service Announces Huge Growth in Package Delivery – and Widening Losses," 12 May 2018 Authorities allege Patel and Lakkamsani fraudulently maintained a key to a postal service mail unit, which was located inside Prodigy’s facility, and used the key to secretly access an official date stamp. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "Feds charge Barrington and Northbrook men in $16 million postal fraud case," 26 June 2018 The postal service accepts stamp suggestions from the public via the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee website. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Post office to issue scratch-n-sniff stamps for the first time ever," 21 May 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postal service was in 1885

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: a government department in charge of handling the mail

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