postal service


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Stacks of padded envelopes sit by the door, waiting to picked up by the postal service. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "George Hotz is on a hacker crusade against the ‘scam’ of self-driving cars," 13 July 2018 The internet companies were moderating the postal service, too. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Seven scary stories to tell by the light of your screen," 31 Oct. 2018 China Post, the national postal service, on Tuesday unveiled its Year of the Pig stamp for 2019, prompting commentators on social media to speculate that the two-child policy is on its way out. WSJ, "Stamp of Approval for Larger Families in China? Postage Prognosticators See a Sign," 7 Aug. 2018 Trump has often said the postal service loses money because of Amazon. Ben Brody, The Seattle Times, "Trump renews attack on Washington Post, Amazon," 23 July 2018 The schemers — Terry Jackson, Mahogany Strickland, and Nickyeves Saintalbord — were postal service workers at the James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan, which is also the Operation Santa headquarters. Emily Dabau, Good Housekeeping, "3 Postal Workers Accused of Posing as Needy Kids to Steal From Charity," 18 June 2015 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

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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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