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U.S. Postal Service will keep Saturday delivery

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WASHINGTON - The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service will keep delivering first-class mail on Saturday because Congress has left it no choice but to continue, the service's board of governors said on Wednesday.

The Postal Service, which lost $16 billion last year, said in February it wanted to switch to five-day mail delivery to save $2 billion annually. But Congress passed legislation in March that mandates that mail be delivered six days a week.

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