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Postal Service through the years

POSTED: 11:05 AM Feb 06 2013   UPDATED: 12:35 PM May 01 2013

Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general of the struggling United States Postal Service, "has decided to retire" in February after serving 39 years at the agency, the USPS announced Friday. Check out landmark moments in U.S. Postal Service history.

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The U.S. Postal Service said it will delay its plan to cut mail delivery to five days, saying "restrictive language" in Congress' temporary government funding resolution prohibits the new schedule. The plan was to start Aug. 5. The Postal Service said it will delay the plan "until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule."

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