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.

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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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Missy Franklin On Winning Gold: 'Someone Needs To Pinch Me'

Jul 31, 2012

Missy Franklin couldn't contain herself — in the pool, on the medals stand and at her first gold medal news conference — after a dramatic finish in the 100 meter Olympic backstroke Monday night in London.

It wasn't an easy race. Out front and pulling hard with her graceful but powerful strokes, Emily Seebohm of Australia led in the last 50 meters, with the American Franklin a few strokes back.

The 17-year-old high school senior from Aurora, Colo, has that long and lean build perfect for swimming. Long legs; long arms; a long and muscular torso. And big feet: Her parents bought her boys' shoes when she was a kid, because the girls' sizes were way too small.

In the pool in London, with Seebohm closing in on the gold medal, Franklin dug deep, as backstrokers do: arms stretched back in rotation, hands flat like paddles, and those legs and feet kicking hard. Stroke, stroke, stroke, a sudden lunge to the wall, and it was over.

Franklin then did what every competitive swimmer does after touching the wall. She turned to look at the scoreboard for her place and time.

"I just saw that board and saw that number one, and after thinking about it and imagining it... happening for so long, it doesn't seem real," Missy said later. "You've dreamed about it so often that you still feel like you're dreaming. I still feel like someone needs to pinch me."

Later on the deck, as she stood on the highest step of the medals podium, she wiped away tears, with a hunk of gold hanging from her neck.

Franklin tried to sing, as "The Star Spangled Banner" played and the American flag rose above the pool — "and then I forgot the words, because I didn't know what I was doing," she recalled, smiling and laughing and bouncing with every word.

"Just seeing that flag being raised — all the things that I've gone through passed through my mind. The early morning wakeups. The practices... All the meets. Just all the things leading up to that moment. And it was so incredibly worth it."

"What about endorsements?" a reporter asked her, knowing that Missy has tapped neither fame nor fortune so far. She and her parents have insisted that she stay in high school like a normal kid, and not use tutors while training and traveling to meets.

"Are you still going to go down this road of turning down the millions of dollars that may come your way?" the reporter continued.

Ever the backstroker, Franklin reached back toward normalcy. She's just out of braces, after all.

"I do want to swim in college more than anything," she said. "But I'm not thinking about that right now. It's only day three [of the Olympics]. We still have five more to go.... But swimming collegiately is something that I've always wanted to do, and have a passion for."

Missy — and we're all just calling her Missy now — is so gee-whiz about her golden moment, she makes giddiness seem like a performance-enhancing drug.

But, as a veteran of reporters' sit-downs with newly-minted gold medalists, I noticed something missing from Missy's moment.

There she was, in bright television lights with Olympic logos behind her, with hair that was still wet and stringy from the race of a lifetime. And her neck was bare.

"Where's your medal?" I asked.

The smile got bigger as she considered such a seemingly silly question. Clearly she hadn't actually planned for her first gold medal appearance before Olympic reporters.

"In my pocket," she said, beaming.

"Can we see it?" I asked.

"Yes," she giggled, "It's right here."

And then Missy did what many suspect she'll be able to do many more times in her swimming career. She pulled the medal out of her sweats, and cradled it in her hand.

"Isn't it pretty?" she squeaked, breaking into a sustained laugh.

Missy will swim for more of these moments, beginning tonight with the 200 freestyle. She has a herculean schedule ahead, with the 100m freestyle heats and finals tomorrow and Thursday, the 200m freestyle Friday, and a relay Friday and Saturday. And she'll have a great time doing it.

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