NASA has released the first picture of Jupiter taken since the Juno spacecraft went into orbit around the planet on July 4.

The picture was taken on July 10. Juno was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter at the time. The color image shows some of the atmospheric features of the planet, including the giant red spot. You can also see three of Jupiter's moons in the picture: Io, Europa and Ganymede.

The Senate is set to approve a bill intended to change the way police and health care workers treat people struggling with opioid addictions.

My husband and I once took great pleasure in preparing meals from scratch. We made pizza dough and sauce. We baked bread. We churned ice cream.

Then we became parents.

Now there are some weeks when pre-chopped veggies and a rotisserie chicken are the only things between us and five nights of Chipotle.

Parents are busy. For some of us, figuring out how to get dinner on the table is a daily struggle. So I reached out to food experts, parents and nutritionists for help. Here is some of their (and my) best advice for making weeknight meals happen.

"O Canada," the national anthem of our neighbors up north, comes in two official versions — English and French. They share a melody, but differ in meaning.

Let the record show: neither version of those lyrics contains the phrase "all lives matter."

But at the 2016 All-Star Game, the song got an unexpected edit.

At Petco Park in San Diego, one member of the Canadian singing group The Tenors — by himself, according to the other members of the group — revised the anthem.

School's out, and a lot of parents are getting through the long summer days with extra helpings of digital devices.

How should we feel about that?

Police in Baton Rouge say they have arrested three people who stole guns with the goal of killing police officers. They are still looking for a fourth suspect in the alleged plot, NPR's Greg Allen reports.

"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."

A 13-year-old boy is among those arrested, Greg says.

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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

The Philippines brought the case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, objecting to China's claims to maritime rights in the disputed waters. The tribunal agreed that China had no legal authority to claim the waters and was infringing on the sovereign rights of the Philippines.

Donald Trump is firing back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she disparaged him in several media interviews. He tweeted late Tuesday that she "has embarrassed all" with her "very dumb political statements" about the candidate. Trump ended his tweet with "Her mind is shot - resign!":

Donald Trump wrapped up his public tryout of potential vice presidential candidates in Indiana Tuesday night with Gov. Mike Pence giving the final audition.

The Indiana governor's stock as Trump's possible running mate is believed to be on the rise, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also atop the list. Sources tell NPR the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is close to making a decision, which he's widely expected to announce by Friday.


'360': Intertwined Lives In A Connected Europe

Aug 2, 2012

For all the glum punditry about our brave new world of connected disconnection, there are endless possibilities for free play — though you'd never know it from the sorry crew of malcontents in 360, an ambitious post-millennial take on Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde.

These walking wounded are playing hard, mostly with fire, as they lust after love or money or both. But they're having precious little fun as they roam a borderless new Europe, rendered gray and gloomy by the camera of Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles. Separately and together, their unhappiness is doubtless the point, and though the absence of rosy cine-tourism is refreshing, the movie makes for joyless viewing, big stars and all.

Meirelles, who made the exciting City of God and The Constant Gardener, has visual flair to burn. But he's less comfortable with inner lives than he is with feverish physical motion, and though the film is meant as a meditation on love and the post-modern psyche, it's shot like a thriller.

The opening sequence in Vienna, in which a young Slovakian woman (Lucia Siposova) disrobes under orders from an unseen pimp, unfolds with such implicit menace that you expect her to take a bullet to the head at any moment. And when Michael (Jude Law), a married British businessman on his way to meet the fledgling hooker, has his cover blown by a conniving client (Moritz Bleibtreu), there's so much gathering dread that you wait for a flying iPhone to land on the would-be philanderer's head.

The conceit is that when someone sneezes in Vienna, it's felt — through hi-tech avenues — as the existential flu in London, Paris and Bratislava, with detours to Denver and Rio. While Michael prepares to cheat on his wife (Rachel Weisz), back in London she's lovelessly trysting with a hot young Brazilian photographer on the make. The photographer's girlfriend (Maria Flor) finds out and hops a plane, where she meets a weary frequent flier (Anthony Hopkins) who confides that he's haunted by guilt as he tries to track down his missing daughter. Grounded by snow in Denver, the two arrange to meet for a meal, a plan that's derailed by an encounter with a nervous sex offender (a very good Ben Foster) on his first outing from prison. And so to Paris, where a Muslim dentist (Jamel Debbuze) agonizes over his beautiful Russian assistant (Dinara Drukarova), who returns his affections even as she tries to breathe life into her failing long-distance marriage to a stolid procurer for a tyrannical oligarch — who turns out to run the Internet prostitution ring for which Blanca auditioned in the opening scenes.

360 has an international cast and a driving transnational soundtrack. The dialogue comes in multiple subtitled languages, but it's a tower of babble, most of it vaguely depressed, occasionally clever but not nearly as mordantly witty as you might expect from Peter Morgan, who also wrote The Queen and Frost/Nixon.

We are asked to believe that these people have lost their way in a rootless world. Yet they seem so lethargic, so unmotivated and disconnected even from their disconnected habitat, that it's hard to feel their pain, let alone their redemption as they lumber past 180 degrees to the circular home stretch, where, inevitably, new lives are forged and old ties are treasured anew.

In fact, their transgressions are as old as the hills, and if you're looking for tales of globe-trotting alienation, John le Carre told them much more skillfully. The dour miseries of his Europe, ravaged by war and soured by dictatorship, were entirely organic. The global village of today may be fragmented and confusing, but it doesn't lack for color or fun. Yet as love stories go, 360 feels downright Soviet.

Why the long face? On each successive visit to my home town of London, I find a formerly insular and hidebound city that now seethes with playful vitality and innovation, much of it juiced precisely by throwing open its borders to temporary and permanent migrants from all over. For a really good time, power up for another look at Danny Boyle's enchanting opening ceremony to the Olympic games — a high-spirited believer's ode to the metropolis' past, present and future.

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