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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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.


Newport Jazz 2012 Preview: Saturday

Aug 3, 2012

This weekend, NPR Music and our partners WBGO and WGBH are presenting 16 hours of live video webcasting from the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. For your convenience, here's a breakdown of what you'll see online and hear on WBGO. Everything is subject to change, as with all broadcasting; for the latest, check out, where you'll find the streaming video. And, if you happen to be going to the festival, we've even written up all the other bands also appearing on day one. (Come say hi if you're there!)

We start at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4. Ready?

11:00 Pedrito Martinez Group: Not the diminutive retired baseball pitcher, but the energetic Cuban conguero, a phenomenal talent and charismatic bandleader. With microphones for both his drums and voice, Martinez and his band go way beyond what you'd think of Latin and/or jazz.

11:50 John Ellis & Double-Wide: A personal favorite band, Ellis is a commanding saxophonist with a most gorgeous tone. This band is all about how you can take the boy out of New Orleans, but you can't take the New Orleans out of the band he's put together.

12:40 Jack DeJohnette Group: The great drummer, who was named an NEA Jazz Master in January, currently leads a band which cuts through with electric guitar and keyboards. He may be turning 70 within a week's time, but he's not going quietly into retirement age.

1:40 Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Like his countryman Pedrito Martinez, Prieto came over from Cuba around the turn of the century and promptly put every drummer in New York City on notice. His next-level clave drives his sextet, and is liable to cause bug-eyed amazement.

2:25 Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: A man of open ears, the composer Darcy James Argue has steadily been rescuing the big band from the dustbin of anachronism. His "co-conspirators" have already recorded his much-anticipated sophomore album; 18 of them will give us a taste.

3:25 The Bad Plus + Bill Frisell: Here's a collaboration that raises the question, "Why hasn't this happened before?" The Bad Plus has been a revisionist cover band, but today mostly makes original piano-trio music sui generis. Frisell is down for anything and will do it well.

4:25 3 Clarinets: That would be Ken Peplowski, a Swing-era specialist; Evan Christopher, a living historian of the New Orleans Creole clarinet; and Anat Cohen — what doesn't she do? Supported by a full band, this one promises some ad lib fireworks.

5:05 Jack DeJohnette All-Stars: The aforementioned jazz master flips through his Rolodex for this ad hoc band. Some of these folks were also heard on the record Sound Travels, out earlier this year — they include pianist Jason Moran, who will spar with DeJohnette in duet.

6:10 Bill Frisell plays John Lennon: Frisell is a soft-spoken guy who does a lot of talking with his guitar (and its pedals and effects). Being of the boomer generation, Beatles songs run through his blood; he won't reinvent the wheel here, but he'll certainly give it a different spin.

Also appearing at the festival:

RIMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble: Rhode Island teenagers play big-band charts. Expect some precocious soloists, and maybe a special guest appearance, too.

Christian McBride & Inside Straight: McBride is the bassist of choice for anyone between Sonny Rollins and Sting. But, like the name implies, he put this band together so he could bang around on some straight-ahead acoustic jazz. See: live at the Village Vanguard.

James Carter Organ Trio + Special Guests: Perhaps the best saxophonist at the festival this weekend, Carter leads an organ trio that will swing you into bad health. He's also got underheralded guitarist Rodney Jones and singer Miche Braden with him. See: Newport 2009.

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Two of the top composer-performers of a generation, together at last. This is a new band with new tunes and some young rhythm-section members; it'll look like your "typical" quintet, but reports indicate that it's anything but.

Dianne Reeves: If you like classic, virtuoso, grab-you-by-your-lapel jazz singers — Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter — this would be the place to go. NPR named her one of "50 Great Voices" in a year-long 2010 series; that's about right. See: Toast of the Nation concert.

Pat Metheny Unity Band: Perhaps you know the guitarist with the hair and the imagination. He's just released his most "jazz" record in quite a while, featuring killer saxophonist Chris Potter, regular drummer Antonio Sanchez and rising-star bassist Ben Williams.

Friday Night Concert: This year's opening-night theme is New Orleans, starting with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, conservators of the jazz traditions native to the Crescent City. Then there's the colorful singer-songwriter Dr. John, who — well, it's Dr. John! He'll be with his Lower 911 band, filled with outrage at the state of post-Katrina NOLA and filled with city bigwigs including the fantastic pianist Jon Cleary. The show also highlights special guests Jonathan Batiste, an up-and-coming pianist from New Orleans, and Catherine Russell, whose new album of old songs draws from the time when her father Luis Russell was musical director for Louis Armstrong.

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