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.


Going To The Games: A Spectator's View Of The London Olympics

Aug 3, 2012

To find out what the London Olympics are like for the average fan, we asked Morning Edition executive producer Madhulika Sikka — a Brit who's vacationing in London — to describe it for us. Sikka received tickets through the lottery.

Congratulations, you've secured tickets for an Olympic event, and London 2012 awaits you. So, what's it like to navigate a city that has been bracing itself for the throng of Olympic visitors?

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: London has been a great place to visit during the Olympics. The city hasn't come to a grinding halt. The weather has not been awful; the sun has even been shining. And London has put out the welcome mat.

London has gotten a lot right about these games, hard as it is for the early naysayers to admit. Here's the first thing they got right: Each ticket comes with a travel pass for the tube, London's Underground subway, for that day.

Obviously, this is to encourage people to use public transport. It also means you don't have to fiddle with buying a ticket before boarding a train. And, if your event doesn't last all day, you can use the travel pass all day — perfect if you want to go sightseeing. And it's a real bargain, given London's pricey subway fares.

Here's another thing they've gotten right: The signage has been fantastic. From the brand-new maps in trains, which have each Olympic venue marked so you know which station is yours, to directions for where you have to change trains for events outside London (sailing and rowing), to directions on the street when you emerge from the tube, there is no way you will not find your venue.

In a city the size of London, this is particularly useful. On a normal day, you would be hard-pressed to guess that when you emerge from the tube at the sleepy Southfields station, you're just a 15-minute walk from the temple of world tennis, Wimbledon. But not to worry: signage and helpful volunteers are there to help you along on your way.

Much has been made of the great chip controversy, and I'm not going to add to it. Suffice to say, it is true: You cannot get chips (a.k.a. "fries") without fish — at any Olympic venue.

But you can get plenty of other food, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the prices were not extortionate. They're expensive, yes — but London expensive, not "you-are-in-a-restricted-area-and-must-pay-ridiculous-over-the-top-prices-for-everything-because-we-can-do-that-to-you" expensive.

If you've been to any major event at a stadium or arena in the U.S., you are used to paying an awful lot for a Coke. Why would the Olympics be any different? A cup of coffee is about $4, a pint of beer $7.

As for the security, it's present but not onerous. In fact, nobody stopped us bringing in our own provisions, except liquids of course. And unlike many public spaces, there seemed to be plenty of restrooms!

I haven't been to events at the Olympic Park, but in some ways, what I'm doing is even better. London has carefully chosen the venues for events, to make use of the sites it already has — so you have soccer at Wembley Stadium, archery at Lord's Cricket Ground, and of course, tennis at Wimbledon.

London is on show, perhaps nowhere better than the beach volleyball arena constructed at Horse Guards Parade, normally home for the pomp and pageantry of royal ceremonies.

Only in London will you hear the words "serving from the Downing Street end" in a beach volleyball match. That alone, seems somehow right.

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