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.


It's ScuttleButton Time!

Jul 24, 2012

The Summer Olympics start soon, and I have a feeling that one record — the longest time it's ever taken you to figure out a ScuttleButton puzzle — could very well be broken this week.

You'll have a head start, of course, if you know how to play.

ScuttleButton, of course, is that once-a-week waste of time exercise in which each Monday or Tuesday I put up a vertical display of buttons on this site. Your job is to simply take one word (or concept) per button, add 'em up, and, hopefully, you will arrive at a famous name or a familiar expression. (And seriously, by familiar, I mean it's something that more than one person on Earth would recognize.)

For years, a correct answer chosen at random would get his or her name posted in this column, an incredible honor in itself. Now the stakes are even higher. Thanks to the efforts of the folks at Talk of the Nation, that person also hears their name mentioned on the Wednesday show (by me) and receives a Political Junkie t-shirt in the bargain. Is this a great country or what?

You can't use the comments box at the bottom of the page for your answer. Send submission (plus your name and city/state — you won't win without that) to

And, by adding your name to the Political Junkie mailing list, you will be among the first on your block to receive notice about the column and the puzzle. Sign up at Or you can make sure to get an automatic RSS feed whenever a new Junkie post goes up by clicking here.

Good luck!

By the way, I always announce the winner on Wednesday's Junkie segment on TOTN. But with a new puzzle up every Monday or Tuesday, you should get your answer in as soon as possible.

Here are the buttons used and the answer to last week's puzzle:

Jay Kim for Congress/California 41st District — Kim, a Republican, was the first Korean-American ever elected to Congress. First elected in 1992, he was later convicted of accepting illegal campaign contributions and was defeated in the 1998 GOP primary by Gary Miller, who won the seat and still serves.

(picture of a Model T Ford) For President — Gerald Ford, who became president following Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974, sought a full term in 1976 but was defeated by Democrat Jimmy Carter.

I'm a Fan of Dashin' Dan/The Long Island Railroad — He was the icon of the dashing commuter who ran to make the LIRR train.

Going Going Ian Gomm/Gomm With the Wind — Button produced for this 1979 album by Gomm, a British guitarist.

So, when you combine Kim + Car + Dash + Ian, you may just very well end up with ...

Kim Kardashian. Just know you won't be the first.

And in the event that you're not one of the 15,483,809 people who follow her on Twitter (at last count, and I'm not kidding), here are some of her Tweets in the past few minutes:

"Soooo sleepy"

"Just got the best spray tan"

"I feel so inspired"

Anyway, I'll probably continue to quote from Kim Kardashian's Tweets from time to time. Until then, it's time to announce this week's winner, chosen completely at random. And that person is ... Carol Lane of San Francisco, Calif. Carol gets a TOTN Junkie t-shirt, once they are restocked.

Don't forget to check out this week's Political Junkie column, which looks at every presidential running mate since 1964 and rates them as either a "plus" or a "minus." Click here to read the column.

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