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11:30 am
Fri February 8, 2013

U.S. Postal Service Reports $1.3 Billion Loss In First Quarter

A U.S. Postal service employee loads his van as he prepares to leave the loading dock to deliver mail from the Los Feliz Post Office in Los Angeles.
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The United States Postal Service said it lost $1.3 billion in first quarter of its fiscal year. While that's still a huge number, it's a big drop from the $3.1 billion loss the service posted during the same time period last year.

Still, CNN Money reports, the service is still in trouble. It reports:

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11:28 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Chaos Follows Funeral For Slain Leader In Tunisia



We want to go live now to the nation of Tunisia, where tens of thousands of people turned out today for the funeral of an assassinated opposition leader. Political tensions turned violent as young men clashed with police. The scene was a reminder of the precariousness of the situation in Tunisia - two years after the Arab Spring revolution began there. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley was at the funeral and joins me on the line. And Eleanor, what was the scene at this funeral? What did you see?

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Kelly Edmister joined Iowa Public Radio in September 2010 as the Director of Finance and Adminstration. Kelly leads the Administrative Services team responsible for Accounting, Finance, Human Resources , Legal and Compliance.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Kelly’s professional experience includes more than 20 years in the financial services industry including life and health insurance and mutual funds. Kelly earned a BA in Finance from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas and an MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kelly’s favorite public radio program is “Fresh Air.”

Scott Rivers joined Iowa Public Radio as Director of Network Operations in January 2010. Scott is responsible for leading the Operations, Engineering, and IT services at Iowa Public Radio.

Scott recently served Twin Cities Public Television as the Chief Engineer of KTCA DT and KTCI DT and  supervisor of the installation of a six channel television automation system and as well as the transition of TPT from analog to digital television.

After twenty-three years in the United States Navy, Scott recently retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.