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New York City (AFP) – The U.S. Postal Service has entered a partnership with online retail giant Amazon to deliver its packages on Sundays for the first time.

The first deliveries for Amazon “Prime” customers will be in large U.S. metropolitan areas starting in New York and Los Angeles, Amazon said in a statement early Monday.

Amazon “Prime” members pay an annual $79 service fee in exchange for low-cost or free shipping.

Sunday deliveries will expand “to a large portion of the U.S. population in 2014” including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, the statement read.

The move is welcome for the government-run Postal Service, which has been hemorrhaging money for years.

It currently delivers mail Monday through Saturday, and some packages for an extra fee on Sunday.

“As online shopping continues to increase, the Postal Service is very happy to offer shippers like Amazon the option of having packages delivered on Sunday,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

Donahoe earlier in the year asked legislators to let him cancel Saturday deliveries in order to save costs.

However, Sunday package delivery will allow the USPS to better compete with rivals United Parcel Service and FedEx, and be better positioned to tap into the boom in online sales.

Private rivals currently offer no Sunday delivery.

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Jimmy Kimmel Discuss baby Formula Shortage

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Jimmy Kimmel opened by weighing in on the national shortage of baby formula, which has left many parents scrambling for solutions. “I don’t know – I’m sure the ivermectin and bleach people could figure this out for us,” Kimmel quipped. “Just mix you up some Gatorade and some baby powder, throw in some breakfast sausage and it blends it up real good, the baby should be fine."

He made sure to point out, however, the utter hypocrisy of our right-wing Supreme Court majority forcing women to have babies in times of massive economic insecurity. You know, like a freaking shortage of baby formula! But hey, it's all about worshipping the fetus and hating the actual child for these Taliban Republicans.

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