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.


Around The Jazz Internet: July 27, 2012

Jul 27, 2012

One week until Newport.

  • Charles Mingus, as remembered by Nat Hentoff. "Every once in a while, when I was at home, the phone would ring and I'd be jolted by music until he came on. 'What do you think of that?' he would ask. 'I just wrote it.'"
  • A 76-year-old boogie-woogie pianist is being honored by the city of Chicago. Howard Reich has the story.
  • Kassa Overall, drummer/beatmaker/rapper, gets a profile treatment from Nextbop. He's the sort of musician who can work with Geri Allen and Das Racist in the same week, and do it well.
  • Charlie Haden remembers Larance Marable. The late drummer was an associate of Haden but also appeared on many jazz records made in California in the '50s and beyond.
  • Saxophonist Phil Woods is the subject of a short profile in the New York Daily News. On his band: "We've been together since before Vaseline, man."
  • The CBC Music folks have posted a lot of jazz bits lately. Check out the survey of Canada's top 5 jazz clubs or the countdown to the "essential" Canadian jazz records.
  • Our friends at KMHD radio in Portland have stepped up their online game lately. On their blog, there's a report from the Vancouver Jazz Festival, a video-enhanced report from the hometown Cathedral Park Jazz Festival and an interview with trumpeter Eddie Henderson.
  • Two films in progress, via Kickstarter. A nearly 90-year-old trumpeter chases the dream of finally having his own big band. And late bassist Keter Betts is the subject of a documentary project.
  • Eric Essix, Alabama-based guitarist, gets a local paper profile. I don't know Essix's music but there's something about this story which feels like it could apply to thousands of other highly-competent, middle-class musicians — and that's why I thought it was interesting to share, really.
  • A big collection of big band music and recordings was acquired by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently.
  • I did this. I go "umm" a lot, apparently.
  • "Five Song Requests Jazz Bands Wish You Would Stop Making."
  • The David Sanborn Jazz Festival, ladies and gentlemen.
  • JazzWax posted a variety of features, including a compilation of Japanese bossa nova.
  • The Checkout sat down with Dafnis Prieto about his new Proverb Trio album.

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