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Foster Smith (left) and his best friend, Mark Ballard (right), met when they were 12 years old. After losing his job, and his ability to make rent, Smith moved into a room in Ballard's College Park, Ga., home. Courtesy of Foster Smith hide caption

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U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Monday that the Postal Service is in "a deep financial crisis" because it has a "business model that is tied to the past." Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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