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.


For Nigeria's Basketball Fans, U.S. Blowout Can't Dampen Spirits

Aug 4, 2012

The American men's basketball team has faced criticism for Thursday night's 156-73 blowout victory over Nigeria at the London Olympics. At the arena, NPR editor Vickie Walton-James spoke to Nigerian fans, to learn what they thought about being on the wrong end of a record score:

The vaunted USA Dream Team scored more points Thursday than any other team in an Olympic basketball game. The previous record was set in 1988, when Brazil scored 138 points to Egypt's 85.

Full disclosure: I got to the game at half-time, once I was off deadline. I'm not a sports writer, just an editor who loves basketball.

As I headed into the arena, dozens of fans were on their way out, certain there would be no Nigerian comeback. But the rest of the crowd seemed content just to watch the star power on the floor.

This romp resembled an All-Star game. Team USA scored with abandon.

Carmelo Anthony led the juggernaut with 37 points, launching one three-pointer after the next. Having done their jobs, stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James were comfortably seated on the bench in the third quarter.

The two joked and cheered for their teammates, as entertained by the spectacle as the rest of us. The Nigerian speedbump allowed them to save their energy for the challenges ahead, like Argentina on Monday and, perhaps, a powerhouse Spanish team in the gold medal game.

With 4:37 left, Philadelphia 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer, giving the U.S. its new Olympic scoring record. If Nigerians were looking for something to cheer about, that might have been it; Iguodala's father is Nigerian.

Actually, considering the beatdown administered to their Olympic team, the Nigerians were surprisingly upbeat. When the master of ceremonies asked Nigeria's fans to "make some noise" with 3:08 left, they cheered as if it were a two-point game.

As the action ended, Ifeoluwa Akande, a 20-year-old from Manchester, stood proudly waving his Nigerian flag. I asked: How did it feel to see his team beaten by 83 points?

"The USA made the record in our own game!" he said.

Try again, Ifeoluwa.

"It was a bad day for us playing the USA. The USA was on point. On another day we could have smashed them."

Smashed the Dream Team?

"Not USA, but another team. We could've smashed another team."


Ifeoluwa finally said he was just glad that his team made it to the Olympics, and enjoyed seeing them play. He had no real expectation of victory. As it turns out, that's a good thing.

Saturday, the American men play Lithuania.

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