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Mailing a first-class letter will cost 22 starting Feb. 17

The cost of mailing a first-class letter will jump from 20 cents to 22 cents Feb. 17, the US Postal Service announced Wednesday. Higher rates for nearly all three classes of mail come just over three years after the last increase. Among other changes, mailing a post card will cost 14 cents instead of 13 cents; parcel post rates will rise 11 percent; and second-class mail, for newspapers and magazines will cost 14 cents more.

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