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Rush to deliver Christmas cards and packages is on as post offices add Sunday hours

Rush to deliver Christmas cards and packages is on as post offices add Sunday hours

When Nina Hetzner stopped at the post office near her Ellicott City home Saturday afternoon, the parking lot was packed. By the time she got inside, it was too late. They were closing.

But she was surprised when a postal worker said, "come back tomorrow." She joined a trickle of customers carrying boxes and envelopes Sunday afternoon when she returned with a box overflowing with a pair of boots adorned with flowers and other hand-me-down clothes for her niece in San Diego.

Some post offices opened for four hours Sunday as the U.S. Postal Service readies for the holiday rush — it predicts Monday will be its busiest day in a season in which it could handle 11...

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