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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Interesting history of privately run post office on Rattlesnake Island

Rattlesnake Island Revealed!

"...One owner, Dr. James Frackelton (who would eventually become another member of the RIC), established his own post office there, under a little-known federal law that allows privately run posts where the government does not provide regular service. Frackelton's stamps are must-haves for collectors. The current owners are secret investors who bought the island for $4.6 million in 1998..."    

This Article is From: www.clevescene.com (Links added my the Postal Newsgroup)
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Mail-Bomb Suspect Is in Custody

"...Authorities have a person in custody in connection with the 12 packages containing suspected explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats and outspoken critics of President Trump this week, according to a law-enforcement official. The arrest was made in Miami, the official said..."    

This Article is From: www.wsj.com
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Suspicious Packages Sent to the Clintons, Obama, Soros and CNN

What to Know About the Suspicious Packages Sent to the Clintons, Obama and CNN

"...package found in the CNN mailroom appears to be a pipe bomb and police do not know yet if it is connected to the intercepted packages sent to Soros, Obama, or Clinton. A bomb squad was on the scene and the investigation is ongoing. Police Commissioner James O’Neill confirmed that the bomb squad removed the explosive device and that an envelope containing white powder was..."    

This Article is From: time.com
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trump moves to exit 144-year-old postal pact over cheap China mail

"...The UPU treaty gives lower mailing rates to poorer countries, including China, which Trump and other critics say has let China flood the U.S. with dirt-cheap electronics and other goods, often sold online for rock-bottom prices with shipping included. About 60% of packages shipped into the U.S. come from China, the New York Times reports. That lets Chinese vendors unfairly compete with U.S. vendors..."    

This Article is From: www.fastcompany.com
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

$25,000 reward for info on missing pregnant postal worker

"...Postal Inspection Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of a pregnant mail carrier who has not been seen in two weeks. Kierra Coles, 26, was last seen Oct. 2 near her home on the south side of Chicago..."    

This Article is From: www.journal-news.com
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Utah man arrested in ricin probe after suspicious mailings to Trump, Pentagon

"...The arrest came one day after Pentagon officials said two envelopes that tested positive for ricin were isolated at a Pentagon mail screening facility and sent to the FBI. The envelopes were addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the chief of the Navy, Adm. John Richardson..."    

This Article is From: www.foxnews.com
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New $15 Per Hour Amazon Wage Aims to Secure Holiday Help in Tight Job Market

"...at its root, the $15-an-hour minimum pay is an incentive for people to come work for Amazon -- rather than Walmart or Target -- as the retail industry gears up for the holiday shopping season amid historically low U.S. unemployment. Amazon plans to hire 100,000 temporary warehouse workers this year to help fulfill orders during the gift-giving crush, when it needs people most and when the job market offers many other opportunities..."    

This Article is From: www.bloomberg.com
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

2 pieces of mail delivered to Pentagon test positive for ricin

"...Two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday have initially tested positive for ricin, according to a US defense official..."    

This Article is From: wgntv.com
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