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Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 morning edition

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Postal Service to expedite all November election mail and to approve additional overtime for postal workers. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan, N.Y., said the postal service must treat to the extent possible all election mail as first-class mail or priority mail express and "shall pre-approve all overtime that has been or will be requested" between Oct. 26 and Nov. 6.

Marrero's opinion said that in prior elections, including 2018, the postal service typically treated election mail as first-class mail, even if it was sent at marketing mail rates.

"Multiple managerial failures have undermined the postal employees' ability to fulfil their vital mission," he wrote.

Postal Service over July changes to the service.

An individual deposits letters into a USPS collection mailbox in Philadelphia on Aug. 14.

Postal Service spokesperson Dave Partenheimer said last week while the agency was exploring its legal options, it was "ready and committed to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives.".

"Our No. 1 is to deliver election mail on time," Partenheimer said. »

Pope says autistic kids are beautiful, unique flowers to God

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told a group of children with autism and spectrum disorders Monday that they are beautiful, unique flowers in the eyes of God.

Speaking to the children, their parents and caregivers from the center, Francis said: “God created the world with a great variety of flowers of all different colors. »

The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

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A Renault Zoe electric subcompact whose monthly lease payment might equal a nice dinner for two in Paris.

One reason is that purchase prices in Europe are coming tantalizingly close to the prices for cars with gasoline or diesel engines.

Including hybrids, the share rises to nearly 9 percent in Europe, according to Matthias Schmidt, an independent analyst in Berlin. »