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 Opening Ceremonies, An Olympic Secret Is Hard To Keep

Jul 24, 2012

With the London 2012 Opening Ceremony just days away, armies of costumed performers are rehearsing in Olympic Park.

In the bowels of the stadium, dancers, acrobats and actors wait patiently for their turn on the field. Gentlemen in top hats use cellphones to take pictures of each other. Chimney sweeps step outside to have a smoke. In the stands are thousands of people lucky enough to have scored tickets to watch dress rehearsals.

And yet, director Danny Boyle and the London Organizing Committee are urging people in the know to "Save the Surprise" of what treats are in store during the opening show. There's even a Twitter hashtag: #savethesurprise.

These Olympic Games are supposed to be all about social media. But apparently that's the games, not the ceremony. Boyle wants what happens in Olympic Stadium to stay in Olympic Stadium — for now.

Boyle has revealed some themes of the show, called Isles of Wonders. For instance, there'll be a farm scene and "clouds" that produce rain. And Boyle has said he wants to show many sides of his country.

A volunteer stationed outside the stadium had a slightly different view.

"How many cliches can you pack into one show?" he asked. But he noted that the crowd cheered loudly after one segment. "They love the Industrial Revolution, don't they?"

Nonetheless, Boyle is urging fans and participants not to use social media—or anything else—that would ruin the surprise for viewers around the world.

Well, tell that to the British press. (SPOILER ALERT!)

A recent Sunday Times headline read: "Spit-spot! Poppins to send Voldemort packing." Use your imagination on that one. And there are lots of photos to be had. The Daily Mail, for instance, published an online picture of women dressed as nurses. I took one of them, too.

It's just hard to keep a secret among, literally, thousands of people. Especially when the rehearsals are just a quick bus ride from the Main Press Center.

Last night, while some Olympic volunteers politely ushered me into the stadium, members of the "Costume Team" shooed me away from their troops. Rhiannon Morgan, a 25-year-old professional dancer, practiced in a hallway. She'd auditioned for her part and was happy to talk about "the energy" of the show, and what a thrill it was to be a part of it.

Meanwhile, two women nearby said they couldn't divulge a thing.

"Even this costume is a secret," one said. "This whole thing is a secret, you know?"

Well, let's not be so sure about that.

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