October 1: Gabby Petito tells police she and Laundrie fought. How long will holiday packages take to arrive?

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FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, a United States Postal Service carrier delivers mail to homes in Salt Lake City. A Center for Public Integrity investigation finds that the U.S. Postal Service regularly cheats mail carriers out of their pay. Arbitrators and federal investigators have found managers at hundreds of post offices around the country have illegally underpaid hourly workers for years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Good morning! It’s Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. Gabby Petito tells police she and Brian Laundrie had physical fight in newly released bodycam video

This image from police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. (Courtesy: Moab Police Dept. via AP)

2. Vote delayed, Democrats struggle to save Biden $3.5T bill

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., squeezes into an elevator with White House domestic policy adviser Susan Rice, center, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, left, and other White House officials as they leave a private meeting with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Determined not to let his $3.5 trillion government overhaul collapse, President Joe Biden cleared his schedule late Thursday and Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed the House into an evening session as the Democratic leaders worked to negotiate a scaled-back plan centrist holdouts would accept. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

3. Twice as many rural Americans dying from COVID-19 as urban residents

FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, a registered nurse holds the hand of a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. An advocacy group for seniors has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over the state’s “crisis standards of care” guidelines for hospitals overwhelmed during the coronavirus pandemic. Justice in Aging wants the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate Idaho’s health care rationing plan, contending that it discriminates against older adults by using factors like age in prioritizing which patients may get access to life-saving care. (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)

4. Ban on ‘surprise’ medical bills on track for Jan. 1 rollout

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra testifies at a hearing, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Biden administration Thursday finalized long-sought consumer protections against so-called ‘surprise’ medical bills. The ban on charges that hit insured patients at some of the most vulnerable moments will take effect Jan. 1. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)

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What the USPS’s future could mean for your holiday gifts

Will you have to start mailing your holiday gifts before Thanksgiving?

FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, a United States Postal Service carrier delivers mail to homes in Salt Lake City. A Center for Public Integrity investigation finds that the U.S. Postal Service regularly cheats mail carriers out of their pay. Arbitrators and federal investigators have found managers at hundreds of post offices around the country have illegally underpaid hourly workers for years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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