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CNN Radio News Day: February 6th, 2013

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    Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

    * If your birthday falls on a weekend later this year, you'll have to wait until Monday to get that card from grandma. The United States Postal Service announced beginning in early August, it'll stop Saturday mail delivery for the first time since 1863. It's the latest effort to tread water by an agency that's been financially drowning over the past few years. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says the USPS lost $15.9 billion last year:

    "Of the $15.9 billion loss, $11.1 billion was due to the amount that we were obligated to pay the Treasury to pre-fund retiree health benefits."

    * Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Cairo to participate in a two-day summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. His arrival in Egypt marks the first for an Iranian president there in more than 30 years. Late Tuesday, within a crowd of supporters in Cairo were those against him, including four men who allegedly threw shoes at Ahmadinejad. CNN's Reza Sayah in Cairo says the incident is reflective of tensions:

    " There's been a rivalry in parts of the region, often times a bitter rivalry between Shiites and Sunnis. Iran supports the Shiite regime in Damascus, Syria."

    * There's a great deal of attention on the U.S. military lately. You've probably seen it, with talk of budget cuts and a soon-to-be new Defense Secretary. And even at the recent Super Bowl, we saw TV cutaway shots showing military men and women in uniform. But in one key place - Congress - the role of veterans is shrinking. Minnesota congressman Tim Walz says there's a basic reason why:

    "It's hard for a veteran I think to run for office...they tend to be like myself, you don't talk about your politics a lot. You're not supposed to."

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