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Postal Service expects 14% surge in holiday deliveries

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The U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service and FedEx expect a year-end surge in parcel delivery, fueled by booming online shopping during the holiday season. The Postal Service expects to deliver 4 billion packages this year, an 8% increase over 2013, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY. But deliveries over the holiday ...

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Delamaide: Fed ends stimulus, faces new hurdles

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WASHINGTON — The successful end of the Federal Reserve’s monetary stimulus program is an important milestone on the road back to financial normalcy, but there are still some treacherous hurdles ahead. Fed officials had clearly announced that its monthly purchase of bonds – a way of injecting more money into the financial system – would be ending this month after ...

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Experts: Major cyberattack will hit in next 11 years

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SAN FRANCISCO – Almost two-third of technology experts expect a “major” cyber attack somewhere in the world that will cause significant loss of life or property losses in the tens of billions of dollars by 2025. A survey released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found that many of analysts expect disruption of online systems like banking, energy and health ...

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Woman walks around New York City, gets catcalled over 100 times

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In just one day, a video showing a woman enduring street intimidation and harassment has been viewed more than 5 million times. The woman in the video, actress Shoshana Roberts, walks through New York City as countless men “catcall” her. Some men even follow her. Roberts remains silent throughout the video. The footage was shot by a man walking in ...

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Video of alleged Chicago police misconduct released

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A recent incident involving the Chicago police has a family accusing the department of rushing into their home. The family of 29-year-old LeRoy Hubbard III says that officers came into the house only because of their neighborhood’s high crime rate. Hubbard’s 14-year-old niece filmed the altercation on her iPad, which shows police coming into the house and even knocking over ...

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Man who investigated FBI prostitution scandal reportedly caught with prostitute

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department’s internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Florida, The New York Times reported. Current and former department officials say that investigator David Nieland left the government in August after refusing ...

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Survey: One-Third of Africans Are Part of the Middle Class

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Johannesburg (AFP) – More than one in three Africans have entered the middle class in the past decade, and their numbers are set to swell thanks to rapid economic growth, a study showed Monday. At least 370 million Africans, or 34 percent of the continent’s 1.1 billion people, are now middle class, according to a survey by the African Development Bank. ...

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Pro-Life ‘Say So’ Marchers Continue Fight Against Black Abortions as Media Outlets Turn a Blind Eye

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For three days, African-American protesters took to the streets in cities across the nation to draw attention to the disproportionately high number of African-American abortions. They called it the Say So March – three days of marching and protesting and begging the nation to hear their cries that there are some scary implications behind the number of aborted Black babies in ...

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