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On This Day in 1916

To the huge relief of Post Office Department employees, the service sets a limit of 200 pounds a day to be shipped by any one customer. Builders were finding it cheaper to send supplies via post than via wagon freight. In one instance, 80,000 bricks for a new bank were shipped parcel post from Salt Lake City to Vernal, Utah, 170 miles away. The new directive also barred the shipment of humans: a child involved in a couple’s custody fight was shipped—for 17¢—from Stillwell to South Bend, Ind., in a crate labeled “live baby” .
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Seniors Tell Ryan: Kill the Bill Before It Kills Us
Updated On: Mar 17, 2017
Mar. 17, 2017  | ECONOMY | Busloads of senior activists from Illinois and Wisconsin braved heavy snow storms to protest at House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office in Racine, Wisconsin on March 14. “Kill your bill before it kills us!” they demanded, just hours after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealed that 24 million people would lose medical coverage within a decade if the Trump-Ryan bill is allowed to pass. Within one year, as many as 14 million would become uninsured under this bill. Those with employment-based health care would also have much to fear. Seven million would lose that coverage by 2026… peoplesworld.org

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