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.


Gold Medal In Hand, U.S. Vaulter Suhr's 'Hangar Time' Seems Well Spent

Aug 7, 2012
Originally published on August 7, 2012 11:32 am

U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr had a long-awaited breakthrough Monday evening, when she won the gold medal in her event at the London Olympics, clearing the bar at 15'7. She defeated a field that included two-time gold medalist Elena Isinbaeva of Russia, who has dominated women's pole vaulting in recent years.

Suhr, 30, won the silver medal in the event at the Beijing 2008 Games. In London's Olympic Stadium Monday, the vaulters were challenged by windy conditions that kept them well below world-record heights — and even had them clutching blankets to stay warm between attempts.

In Monday's final round of vaults, Suhr battled with Isinbaeva and Cuba's Yarisley Silva. With Isinbaeva bothered by a nagging injury and Silva missing a crucial early vault, Suhr's sights settled on the gold medal — and she seized it.

Here's how Isinbaeva described the final moments, as NPR's Tom Goldman reported: "The conditions were terrible. I didn't want to jump anymore. Jenn wasn't like that. She was like, 'Grrrr!' She deserved to win."

On her Facebook page, Suhr described the victory:

"It's very emotional. It's something that you work so hard for, for four years, and heartbreak and joy, and then some more heartbreak. To overcome it and come out on top is something that whenever I thought of I started crying, so I knew it was just going to be emotional, whenever I thought about how it would feel to win gold. Then I would think of how it would feel to be fourth, and I'd cry over that too."

As NPR reported back in April, Suhr trains in a unique setting: an airplane hangar next to the house she and her husband and coach, Rick Suhr, share in Rochester, N.Y.

"As you can see, in this building it's getting pretty tight," Rick Suhr told Zack Seward of WXXI of the structure they adapted for Jenn's training. "In fact, she's come so close to hitting that ceiling, I don't know how she hasn't hit it yet."

A former basketball star, Jenn Suhr first started pole-vaulting at 22. Back then, she says, "I was afraid of it. I thought those people were crazy. Like, 'Who would ever want to do that?'"

"I think the exhilaration and the fun comes after you make the bar and you're falling," she told Seward. "That's the best part — a few seconds to celebrate and relax."

That moment should last for more than a few seconds this time. With the gold medal in hand, Suhr won't have to spend four years wondering how she stacks up against the world's best.

As The Boston Globe reports, after her London triumph, Suhr shared her golden moment with her husband and coach, but the glory was all hers. And The New York Times has done a frame-by-frame breakdown of Suhr's winning vault.

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