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Obama endorses cutting one day of mail delivery

It's part of his economic growth and debt reduction plan unveiled today. The Postal Service has been considering closing more than 100 post office locations in Minnesota and cutting 120,000 jobs nationwide.
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It's part of his economic growth and debt reduction plan unveiled today. The Postal Service has been considering closing more than 100 post office locations in Minnesota and cutting 120,000 jobs nationwide.

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