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.

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.


Federer Wins Epic Semifinal, Taking More Than Four Hours To Do So

Aug 3, 2012
Originally published on August 3, 2012 12:25 pm

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer kept his Olympic dream alive Friday, when he won the longest tennis singles match in Olympic history. He defeated Juan Del Potro of Argentina, in a semifinal played on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

The final score of the three-set match, which lasted more than four hours and 20 minutes, was 3-6, 7-6, 19-17. Federer will next face the winner of Friday's semifinal between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in the final.

Federer, the winner of a record 17 Grand Slam events, is searching for his first individual Olympic gold medal. And at Wimbledon, where he has enjoyed record success during his long career, the crowd gasped and cheered at every turn near the record-setting match's end.

In the third and final set, Federer had a chance to serve for an 11-9 victory, but Del Potro held firm to break his serve, using an array of deep and angled shots — as well as a crucial mis-hit by Federer, who sent a ball skyrocketing out of bounds to end one exchange.

That happened hours after Del Potro sprang out to an early lead, taking the first set, 6-3 — a crucial step in winning men's Olympic tennis matches, which are decided in a best-of-three format.

But Federer remained aggressive, charging the net to put pressure on Del Potro. And he used his serve to bail himself out of trouble — including reeling off four straight points when he was in danger of being broken to lose the third set, and the match, at 13-11.

Nerves seemed to get the better of both players at crucial moments, as they dumped shots that could have been volley-ending winners into the net, or sent them long.

Still, the game brought many rousing points, with both players dusting the grass court's chalk with their shots, and hitting creative and difficult winners, despite strong winds that sometimes made the ball's flight unpredictable.

When the wind took one of Federer's shots hostage — before depositing the ball out of bounds — all the Swiss could do was smile, as if a normally reliable friend had just done something crazy. Then he prepared to play yet another point.

As the 34th game of the third set was nearing its end, an infant in the stands created quite a stir, belting out loud, squalling cries that suggested the match had overrun its meal schedule. But the players didn't seem distracted, as they contested every point.

Del Potro has defeated Federer before — notably, in the 2009 U.S. Open. And on Friday, the Argentine played as if he remembered that match well. In fact, he says he takes the rackets from that match with him everywhere he goes.

Federer recently regained his former world No. 1 ranking by winning this summer's Wimbledon tournament on this same court.

By contrast, Del Potro is seeking a return to form, after finally recovering from a nagging wrist injury that required surgery in 2010. He seems destined to return to the top rankings, as his quick forehand and assertive second serve gave Federer trouble for much of Friday's match.

The London Games almost certainly represent the final chance at Olympic glory for Federer, who will turn 31 years old next week.

Despite his dominating career on the pro circuit, Federer has never won an individual Olympic medal. In the Beijing 2008 Games, he won gold as part of a doubles team.

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