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.


Daniel Freedman: Lessons From Motoring In Mali

Jul 3, 2012
Originally published on June 23, 2014 4:04 pm

The itinerant path of a touring musician is nothing new. Drummer Daniel Freedman has walked that walk with New York jazz groups, salsa units, forro bands and on international tours with Angelique Kidjo. He has also taken the road less travelled – by bus.

"I was in Mali in 1997, and definitely had a few epic bus trips," Freedman says. "What I was told would be an eight-hour ride was closer to 30-something hours. No one else seemed to be complaining about how packed the bus was or that all the animals were on the roof. All the things we Westerners are not used to. That was the first time I went."

Bamako By Bus, Freedman's latest project, features a dozen other musicians with hectic schedules, including bassist Meshell Ndegeocello. "I spoke to Meshell about playing on a couple of tunes," Freedman says. "She was so enthusiastic about playing in general. It was inspiring. It was motivation to say, 'Let's do this.'"

And he did. What started as obsessive tinkering in his project studio became the foundation of Bamako By Bus. First, Avishai Cohen played trumpet and stacked melodies over Freedman's grooves. Then Lionel Loueke applied a coat of playful and brilliant guitar with vocals. Finally, those bus trips through the Sahel prepared Freedman for completing his task. "The recording process itself was chaotic," Freedman says. "People were coming and going all day long. I had different percussionists and singers coming in and out. 'This guy's gotta leave at that time.' 'Can we get a take?' But people were really generous with their talent and their time."

Freedman brought some of the musicians from Bamako By Bus together for a WBGO studio session. It was a small miracle that this happened at all. Get on the bus!

Set List

  • "Bamako By Bus"
  • "All Brothers"
  • "Elegba Wa"
  • "Alona"


  • Daniel Freedman – drums
  • Lionel Loueke – guitar/vocals
  • Anat Cohen – clarinet/soprano saxophone
  • Aviahai Cohen – trumpet/effects
  • Jason Lindner – piano/Fender Rhodes
  • Omer Avital – bass
  • Gilmar Gomes – percussion


  • Recorded June 22, 2012 at WBGO
  • Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
  • Recording Engineer: Michael Downes
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