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.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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.

Pages

Controversial Ariz. Sheriff's Tactics Go On Trial

Jul 19, 2012
Originally published on July 19, 2012 10:04 am

The self-proclaimed "Toughest Sheriff in America" is facing one of his toughest tests. A trial begins Thursday morning in Phoenix accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents. The class-action civil suit says the sheriff went over the line in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

For years, Arpaio's deputies have run what he calls "crime-suppression sweeps." One-, two- or three-day operations in which deputies fan out across neighborhoods in the Phoenix area. Before one sweep in 2008, Arpaio admitted to looking for a particular kind of suspect.

"If we come across any illegal aliens during the course of this operation, they'll be arrested and put in jail," he said.

Racial Profiling?

Five U.S. citizens and legal residents are named plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The evidence also includes declarations from people such as Adolfo Maldonado.

"I was pulled over twice in two different suppression raids," Maldonado said.

Maldonado, who was born in Mexico, has been a legal permanent resident of the U.S. since 1989. He says that the first time he was stopped in his car, a deputy held him and his brother for 10 minutes and then let him go. The second time, he says, he was stopped because his vehicle registration had expired. But instead of just getting a ticket, he says, the deputy first asked for his Social Security number. He refused to answer.

"He asked me whether I was in the country legally," he says. "I asked whether I needed to answer that. He said no, so I refrained from answering those questions."

Maldonado says he got a ticket after being held for a half-hour.

"The sheriff has essentially equated illegal with Latino, and his deputies have gone out and disproportionately stopped Latinos and people they presume to be Latinos," says ACLU attorney Cecilia Wang, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs.

In order to win, the plaintiffs have to prove that Arpaio's department engaged in systematic racial profiling.

'A Pattern'

Federal Judge Murray Snow will hear from the plaintiffs, from the author of a study showing Latinos in Maricopa County are more likely to be stopped and stopped for longer periods of time, and from Arpaio himself. Lawyers will ask Arpaio to explain his response to inflammatory emails and letters he received.

"These letters would say things like, 'There are Mexicans hanging out on such and such a corner — I think you need to do something about it,' " she said.

Wang says Arpaio wouldn't just toss or file the correspondence, he'd send thank-you notes, then pass along the messages to his chief deputy marked "for our operations."

"What you see is a pattern where the sheriff would acknowledge a racially discriminatory letter from a constituent, and then following that, you'd see the sheriff go in and do an immigration sweep in the very area singled out in a discriminatory way by that constituent," she says.

Arpaio and his lawyers declined a request to talk about the lawsuit. That doesn't mean he has been quiet. Arpaio held a news conference Tuesday to release what he called new evidence that President Obama's birth certificate is fake. Arpaio says he's investigating that because some constituents asked him to — and, as Arpaio said to Fox News earlier this year when he announced he's running for a sixth term in November, he represents his constituents.

"I'm the elected sheriff of Maricopa County — the 4 million people I'm responsible for," he said.

The trial seeks no money. It asks the court to order the policies stopped and to appoint a court monitor to ensure they are. Arpaio also faces a similar lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

A divide over the issue of immigration is playing out in Arizona. The self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America is facing one of his toughest tests. A trial begins today in Phoenix, accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents.

NPR's Ted Robbins has more about the class-action civil suit.

TED ROBBINS, BYLINE: For years, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies have been running what he calls crime suppression sweeps - one, two, or three-day operations where deputies fan out across neighborhoods in the Phoenix area. Before one sweep in 2008, Arpaio admitted looking for a particular kind of suspect.

SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO: If we come across any illegal aliens during the course of this operation, they will be arrested and put in jail.

ROBBINS: Five U.S. citizens and legal residents are named plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The evidence also includes declarations from people like Adolfo Maldonado.

ADOLFO MALDONADO: I was pulled over twice, two separate instances, two different suppression raids.

ROBBINS: Maldonado was born in Mexico and has been a legal permanent resident of the U.S. since 1989. The first time he was stopped in his car, he says a deputy held him and his brother for 10 minutes, then let him go. The second time, he says he was stopped because his vehicle registration had expired. But instead of just getting a ticket, Maldonado says the deputy first asked for his Social Security number. He refused to answer.

MALDONADO: He asked me whether I was in the country legally. I asked him if I needed to answer that. He said no. And so I refrained from answering those questions.

ROBBINS: Maldonado says he got a ticket after being held for a half hour. ACLU attorney Cecilia Wang is representing the plaintiffs.

CECILIA WANG: The sheriff has essentially equated, quote, illegal with Latino. And he and his deputies have gone out and disproportionately stopped Latinos and people that they presume to be Latino.

ROBBINS: In order to win, the plaintiffs have to prove that Sheriff Arpaio's department engaged in systematic racial profiling. Federal Judge Murray Snow will hear from the plaintiffs, from the author of a study showing Latinos in Maricopa County are more likely to be stopped, and stopped for longer periods of time. And the judge will hear from the Sheriff himself. Lawyers will ask Arpaio to explain his response to inflammatory emails and letters he received.

WANG: Letters would say things like: There are Mexicans hanging out on such and such a corner, I think you need to do something about it.

ROBBINS: Wang says Sheriff Arpaio wouldn't just toss or file the correspondence. He'd send thank you notes, then pass along the messages to his chief deputy marked: For Our Operations.

WANG: What you see is a pattern where the sheriff would acknowledge a racially discriminatory letter from a constituent. And then, following that, you would see the sheriff go in and do an immigration sweep, in the very area that had been singled out in a discriminatory way by that constituent.

ROBBINS: Sheriff Arpaio and his lawyers declined a request to talk about the lawsuit. That doesn't mean he's been quiet. On Tuesday, the sheriff held a news conference to release what he called new evidence that President Obama's birth certificate is fake. Arpaio says he's been investigating that because some constituents asked him to.

And as Arpaio said to Fox News earlier this year when he announced he's running for a sixth term in November, he represents his constituents.

ARPAIO: I'm the elected sheriff of Maricopa County - the four million people I'm responsible for.

ROBBINS: The trial seeks no money. It asks the court to order the policies stopped and to appoint a monitor to assure they do. Arpaio also faces a similar lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department.

Ted Robbins, NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.