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.


Long Legal Process Begins For Colorado Shooting Suspect

Jul 30, 2012
Originally published on July 30, 2012 8:46 am

Months of pre-trial legal arguments begin in earnest this morning when James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., appears in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court.

Holmes, who has only been seen once in public during a brief court hearing last Monday, will likely find out just how many charges he faces. According to Kirk Siegler of NPR member station KUNC, "it's widely assumed that prosecutors will file dozens, if not more than a hundred, first-degree and attempted murder charges" against the 24-year-old Holmes.

But a trial is still months, if not longer, away. Kirk adds that "after Monday's hearing, attorneys on both sides will continue combing through thousands of pages of police reports and evidence." And, legal experts say "defense attorneys might try to paint Holmes as someone who is deeply troubled and unfit for trial."

Among the other issues expected to come up today, The Denver Post says, is an argument from Holmes' attorneys that "a notebook Holmes allegedly mailed to his psychiatrist prior to the shootings is a privileged doctor-patient communication and should be turned over to the defense."

Also today, the judge is expected to consider the request from several media outlets (including NPR) that he lift an order that sealed the case file.

Unlike at last week's brief court hearing, no cameras will be allowed at today's session. Reporters and the public will be there, however, and we'll be posting with news when it happens. It begins around 11:30 a.m. ET.

As for what type of punishment prosecutors will seek, University of Colorado, Boulder, sociology professor Michael Radelet tells Kirk he thinks prosecutor Carol Chambers will not go for the death penalty. Radelet, an expert on capital punishment, says that because such cases can take decades and cost millions of dollars to prosecute, the district attorney will seek life in prison.

Kirk adds that Colorado "has had only one death row execution since 1967."

KUSA-TV legal analyst Scott Robinson, the Denver station says:

"Expects 12, first-degree murder charges. He expects 12 charges of extreme indifference homicide, for shooting into a crowded theater. Robinson also said he expects at least 58 charges of attempted murder. He added that several charges of first and second degree assault are also likely.

"First degree murder convictions aside, Robinson says if convicted of all 58 attempted murder charges and first degree assault charges, the suspect could be sentenced to more than 4,600 years in prison."

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