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

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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.

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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.

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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.


$6B Deal Eases Credit Card Surcharge Restrictions

Jul 14, 2012
Originally published on July 16, 2012 4:54 pm
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Visa, MasterCard, some of the nation's other largest banks have agreed to a multibillion dollar settlement of a class action suit involving credit card transaction fees. Now, those are what merchants pay when you use plastic instead of cash. Retailers allege that the two largest payment networks conspired with the banks to keep so-called swipe fees high. NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.

WENDY KAUFMAN, BYLINE: Lawyers representing the 7 million retailers in this case call the deal historic - one of the largest settlements ever of a private anti-trust case. Visa and MasterCard, along with the likes of JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citibank will pay a total of about $6 billion in cash intended as payment to the merchants for past damages.

But Martin Lueck, one of the lawyers representing the retailers says the settlement is about more than money.

MARTIN LUECK: The competitive world is going to shift in favor of merchants and consumers.

KAUFMAN: He points to rule changes that would give merchants more options. For example, in most states, they'd be able to charge you less if you used cash rather than a credit card. Another change would allow merchants to band together to negotiate with the banks in Visa and Mastercard for lower fees. He says that would inject something that's been lacking - competition.

LUECK: In the past, the banks and Visa and Mastercard were able to use their rules to keep all of the competitive power to themselves and set the price without anyone else having anything to say about it.

KAUFMAN: And the price is high. Visa average about 2 percent of every purchase. It's a big money maker for card companies. Commenting on the deal late yesterday, Visa said the settlement was in the interest of all parties. The American Bankers Association said retailers, not consumers, stood to gain the most. But many retailers weren't all that pleased.

The giant National Retail Federation said while the deal was heavy on cash, it wasn't clear it would really change the way banks and the credit card companies treat merchants. Tom Robinson, chairman of the National Association of Convenience Stores, was even more direct.

TOM ROBINSON: It was disappointing.

KAUFMAN: He said what his group was really after is a change in behavior.

ROBINSON: I don't think it does it at all. Basically, they pay something for their behavior, but this does not preclude them from effectively raising swipe fees.

KAUFMAN: A federal judge still needs to approve the settlement and the debate over swipe fees continues on Capitol Hill. Peter Welch, a Vermont Democrat, is leading an effort in the house to curb those charges. What did he think of the settlement announced yesterday?

REPRESENTATIVE PETER WELCH: It's a very good first step.

KAUFMAN: But Welch quickly added that what's needed most is transparency and competition. Wendy Kaufman, NPR News.


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