What We're Following This Evening

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Snail mail change: The U.S. Postal Service announced it will lower the price of postage stamps for the first time in 97 years. Starting this weekend, stamps will cost 47 cents, down from 49 cents.

Remember SCOTUS? President Obama made his latest public pitch for Senate leaders to consider Merrick Garland’s nomination to the nation’s highest court. If “the process of appointing judges is so broken … then we are gonna see the kinds of sharp, partisan polarization that have come to characterize our electoral politics seeping entirely into the judicial system,” the president said in a speech at the University of Chicago Law School.

Sad animal news: The World Wildlife Fund has declared tigers “functionally extinct” in Cambodia, a country where Alejandro Davila Fragoso at ThinkProgress points out the animals once thrived.

News from this afternoon here