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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)A U.S. Postal Service truck makes deliveries next to the Supreme Court on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's planning an aggressive legal strategy to try prevent Pennsylvania from counting mailed ballots that are received in the three days after the election, a matter that could find its way to the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Business groups support proposed postal reforms under some conditions

Now that a serious effort at postal reform seems to be making traction, business groups are lining up to support it — but with some caveats. Tom Temin got…

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(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Elston Bradshaw, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service closes a mail truck door after delivering mail to an apartment complex in Aventura, Fla. Amazon’s Prime shipping program set the pace for shoppers’ expectations, and the nation’s largest online player continues to look for new ways to keep up with shoppers’ demands. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

USPS sends first RIF notices to non-union employees, seeks to raise mail prices above inflation

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(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washington on June 14, 2018, the State Department said it had again raised the issue, which has prompted a significant reduction in staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

Senators want to provide financial aid for those suffering from mysterious Havana Syndrome

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)A mailbox sits outside a U.S. Post Office building, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in the Susquehanna Township section of Harrisburg, Pa. U.S. Postal Service inspectors found just 13 ballots during an Election Day sweep of processing centers ordered by a federal judge, all of them in Pennsylvania. Court documents filed Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, say the ballots were then expedited for delivery to local election offices.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

USPS offers Congress, Biden administration a shot at long-term postal reform

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(Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)FILE - In this April 8, 2020 file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes and sorts absentee ballots for Wisconsin's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. U.S. Postal Service warnings that it can’t guarantee ballots sent by mail will arrive on time have put a spotlight on the narrow timeframes most states allow to request and return those ballots. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

USPS drafting ‘ambitious plan’ to cut delivery network costs after election

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White House dusts off USPS reform plan to save $97B in 11 years

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USPS begins search for new postmaster general amid 13 years of net losses

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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, a customer places first class stamps on envelopes at a U.S. Post Office in San Jose, Calif. The U.S. Postal Service is hoping it can soon raise stamp prices by a penny or more.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Postal regulatory agency to conclude postage review this fall

The U.S. Postal Service’s independent regulatory body may raise the price of a postage stamp after it finishes reviewing the current rate-setting system…

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Postal Service seeks ‘firmer financial footing’ from Congress, new appointments from Trump

Among the hundreds of political executives that the Trump administration must nominate to fill out the ranks of federal agencies, the U.S. Postal Service…

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House committee declares ‘big day’ for postal reform

For all their momentum, the postal reform bills are built on a careful set of compromises, which is why lawmakers from both sides of the aisle issued the same warning at a markup hearing on Thursday: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.

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