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.


Hurricane Doubts And Salvation Army Socks

Jul 18, 2012
Originally published on July 19, 2012 9:53 am

Friday's pieces on the Red Cross and the lasting harm it suffered after it briefly charged soldiers for doughnuts during World War II drew a big response. (A longer version made up the bulk of Friday's show, while a shorter version aired that afternoon on All Things Considered.)

Two of the emails we got stood out, one of them because it underscored the incredible staying power of the mistrust that grew out of the Red Cross's decision.

That point came from Eugenia Potter, who emailed from Portland, Ore., to tell of her own experience after Hurricane Katrina, when she considered donating to the Red Cross. And despite being far too young to remember the events of World War II,

"... several people suggested that I not do that, because 'they charged for all the things they gave out at disasters, even the coffee.' One person added that the Red Cross charges recipients for the blood that people have donated in blood drives!"

As we mentioned in the original pieces, the Red Cross no longer charges military personnel, and hasn't for decades. Its disaster services are also free. It does charge hospitals for donated blood, but explains on its Myths and Legends page that it does so to recover the expense of collecting and distributing the blood, including testing, storage and transportation costs.

Mary Humelsine, from Neptune, N.J., emailed with a different story, about her still-vigorous 93-year-old father, who to this day holds the Salvation Army in high regard — in his case, for the unexpected arrival of free socks and chocolate bars many years ago.

It goes back to his own experience in an engineering company during World War II, in August 1943, on New Georgia in the Solomon Islands.

His unit was trying to reach an airstrip used to refuel Japanese planes, and it reached a former plantation. Mary taped his recollections a few years ago, and sent us this excerpt:

"There was a hill there, and we were going around it, and a [bull]dozer just stuck his nose around the corner of the hill, when he started getting artillery fire. So we pulled back to get the cover of the hill. All of a sudden, this jeep drives up to us, and it's a Salvation Army guy. And, he's got socks and Nestle candy bars. That's the first socks we've had — any change of clothes we've had — in three weeks. (Laughs) The socks [we had been wearing] didn't have much foot in 'em. I've always given to the Salvation Army at Christmastime."

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