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NEWSLINK: German government cancels Verizon contract in wake of U.S. spying row

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[“German government cancels Verizon contract in wake of U.S. spying row” – Reuters – 6.26.14] Reuters covers the German governments planned cancellation of its relationship with Verizon, over controversies surrounding U.S. spying in Germany, including on the cellphone conversations of the German Chancellor. The German government has cancelled a contract with U.S. telecoms firm Verizon … as part of an overhaul of its internal communications, prompted

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Delivery Schedule; Five Days of Mail Delivery to Street Addresses Begins August 2013

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The U.S. Postal Service has announced that, beginning in August 2013, regular mail delivery to street addresses will no longer occur on Saturday, while package delivery will still take place.  Saturday delivery will still occur for post office boxes. The Postal Service projects a hoped-for $2 billion in savings from the move, part of a broader set of changes including the slashing of career workforce