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.

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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.


Around The Jazz Internet: July 20, 2012

Jul 20, 2012

Sorry for the radio silence. More activity soon. Until then:

  • The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters were announced: Eddie Palmieri (pictured), Lou Donaldson, Mose Allison and Lorraine Gordon. All receive $25,000 and will be honored in a January 2013 ceremony. Four is the fewest number of awardees since 2004, but the program was slated to be cut in the first place last year, so ...
  • Chamber Music America (opens PDF) gave out well over $230,000 in grants to jazz ensembles this week, both for composition support and residency programs with local community centers. Recipients include saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman and Grace Kelly. For a dated (but perhaps still relevant?) discussion of CMA grants, here's a 2009 post.
  • Tarus Mateen is the subject of a Capitalbop profile. The bassist in Jason Moran's Bandwagon has had a rather incredible career, touring with Terence Blanchard while he was recording for OutKast and Goodie Mob.
  • Fred Hersch is interviewed by Ethan Iverson. The pianist really is one of the last of a generation who "learned in the old way, figuring it out by f--g up, getting back up on your feet, f--g up again, getting back up on your feet, hanging out, learning from people around you, listening to tons of records, learning the history of your instrument, learning the repertoire, the standard repertoire, the jazz repertoire, composing your own music, starting all that."
  • Orrin Evans is interviewed in the Village Voice. The pianist always speaks his mind and there's lots here on the economic forces shaping jazz. See also: Alternate Takes interview.
  • Melba Liston is the subject of a tribute performance from saxophonist Geof Bradfield. Though relatively forgotten these days by all except jazz historians, Liston was a trombonist and composer/arranger known for her extensive collaborations with Randy Weston. (See.) This was, by the way, supported by a CMA grant and studied at the imperiled Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago.
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith is profiled. A New York City 70th-birthday residency for the organist prompted the story. And no, he "won't discuss precisely what his turban signifies," though he "easily grows animated in conversation about nearly anything else."
  • Lionel Bastiste, as celebrated by New Orleans. See the slideshow too, and also photos/discussion about the unusual wake (you'll see).
  • Barry Harris is profiled ahead of a two-week residency at the Village Vanguard. The pianist talks a lot about his teaching activities — since the '70s, many in New York have known that to learn bebop, you go to him.
  • The Jazz Audiences Initiative gets put to the actual real-life test in Columbus, Ohio. The piece references a column by the great pianist Ramsey Lewis — here it is.
  • Life, Law and All That Jazz: Using the Art of Improvisation in the Courtroom." Sure.
  • JazzWax dug up 10 great jazz movie trailers.
  • The Jazz Session spoke with drummer Scott Clark and saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh.

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