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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!":

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New GOP Team Brings Its Message To America

Aug 11, 2012
Originally published on August 11, 2012 9:30 pm

Transcript

GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

In a moment, the secret cocreator of Batman and an interview with jazz legend Branford Marsalis. But first, an update now - if you haven't already heard - Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and chairman of the House Budget Committee, has joined Mitt Romney on the GOP Presidential ticket. The two men have launched a multistate bus tour. They spent most of today in Virginia. Tomorrow, they head to North Carolina. Earlier, in Ashland, Virginia, Romney introduced Ryan to cheering crowds.

MITT ROMNEY: You know, he's one of those that really understands how government works, how it could be tamed, how we can restore to the people of America the rights and powers of our people.

RAZ: A few months ago, Romney called Paul Ryan his sixth son. At 42, Ryan is the same age as Romney's eldest. On the campaign trail, the two men appeared comfortable together with Paul Ryan seeming to relish his new role as a national figure.

PAUL RYAN: We have come to a very crucial moment in our nation's history. We are at that proverbial fork in the road. We got a choice of two futures ahead of us. We know that. President Obama with his party firmly in control the first two years got almost everything passed into law that he wanted. And now, we're living under those policies. Now, we're witnessing a nation in debt, further in doubt, deeper in despair.

RAZ: Paul Ryan in Ashland, Virginia, today, the start of a multistate bus tour for the Romney-Ryan presidential campaign. Stay with NPR on the air and online for the latest on the story. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.