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Wednesday March 24th, 2021 night edition

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Washington (CNN) Longer first-class mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours across the country are among the changes embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced Tuesday as part of a 10-year plan for the agency.

The sweeping 58-page plan, titled "Delivering for America," promises to make the Postal Service more competitive and more modern -- including a new energy-friendly fleet of delivery vehicles.

It includes investments in "advanced package processing equipment," upgrades to post offices and uniforms, new technology such as mobile devices for letter carriers, and new employee training.

It also calls for dialing down delivery time expectations, which it notes the system has been unable to meet "over the past eight years.".

It proposed changing the standard for first class letters and flats to a five-day standard from a three-day standard.

The Postal Service said that under the plan, it expects to deliver about 70% of first class mail within three days. »

NCAA March Madness drops the ball for women's basketball with sexism outrage

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Yet it managed to round up enough photographers to publish thousands of photos of the opening games in the men's tournament.

Here are the differences in amenities/provisions between the Women’s & Men’s NCAA Tournament I’ve seen so far.

That's because the protections provided by Title IX to shield student-athletes from this sort of disparate treatment do not apply to the NCAA. »

Teenager was fined for reporting stalker to police five times before he murdered her

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A teenager was murdered by her stalker after she reported him to the police five times in a tragic case described as 'avoidable'.

Instead of helping 19-year-old Shana Grice, Sussex Police fined her £90 for ‘wasting police time’ on one occasion.

Shana, a receptionist from Brighton, had begged police to take action against Michael Lane five times over a period of six months in 2016. »

Top Saudi official issued death threat against UN's Khashoggi investigator

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A senior Saudi official issued what was perceived to be a death threat against the independent United Nations investigator, Agnès Callamard, after her investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Asked how the comment was perceived by her Geneva-based colleagues, Callamard said: “A death threat.

The Saudi government has denied the killing, which occurred in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was ordered by the future king. »