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.

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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.

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.

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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.


Dave Samuels On Piano Jazz

Jul 13, 2012

For Dave Samuels, the love of his first two instruments — the drums and then the piano — naturally led him to the vibraphone. Samuels' gift for evocative melody and his rhythmic versatility make him one of the leading mallet players of his generation, empowering him to swing from the classic-cool sounds of Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan to the contemporary rhythms of The Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra and his Caribbean Jazz Project.

Samuels' rhythmic and melodic skills are on full display in this installment of Piano Jazz. He and pianist Alain Mallet solidly swing an up-tempo version of "All the Things You Are," as well as the Samuels/Paquito D'Rivera-penned tribute to brilliant Brazilian composer and performer Antonio Carlos Jobim, "One for Tom." And the duo brings a sophisticated lyrical touch to Samuels' song "New Beginnings."

In Mallet's "Valse Triste," they weave complex, changing dance rhythms of the waltz-like Venezuelan joropo with a pensive melody, creating a feeling of fond memories recalled, perhaps with a touch of melancholy. Samuels tells host Marian McPartland that the variable rhythms of the song "let you play it as you feel."

The duo offers a number of Samuels' songs, too, one with the evocative title "Picture Frame." Samuels says the title just seemed to fit, and that it helps him "visualize" the tune. The image that he and Mallet create is beautiful and wistful, as the vibes shimmer above the subtle, insistent piano. As the last notes fade, McPartland says, "We are painters when we play."

McPartland and Samuels' free-jazz piece — music created totally in the moment — serve as a high point of a great session. Afterward, Samuels says, "It [was] like talking to someone you just met, and you listen intently and respond intently."

"Or speaking in tongues," McParland offers.

Samuels responds with a laugh, "Yeah! That's even better!"

Originally broadcast Aug. 21, 2009.

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