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.


Oscar Pistorius, The 'Blade Runner,' Faces Another Huge Challenge

Aug 5, 2012
Originally published on August 5, 2012 3:58 pm

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner" who has has artificial legs below the knees but overcame that challenge to become a world class runner, will not be in the finals of the men's 400-meters.

The results of Heat 2 in the semifinals were posted at 3:55 p.m. ET. Pistorius finished last out of eight competitors, nearly two seconds behind winner James Kirani of Grenada.

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For those following the story of South Africa's Oscar Pistorius — the so-called Blade Runner who has artificial legs below the knees and has made Olympics history by qualifying for today's semi-finals in the men's 400-meters race — here's a heads up:

The three heats to determine which eight racers get to the finals are set to start at 3:40 p.m. ET. Pistorius is in the second group. There are eight runners in each heat.

As NPR's Howard Berkes said earlier today on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pistorius' presence in the Olympics has made some other competitors uncomfortable. They have wondered if his high-tech blades provide some type of advantage. But, Howard reported, researchers have found that it's Pistorius who is providing the power and the blades do not add any.

Pistorius himself says "even if I am different visually, I still have to use my muscles. I still have to train. I still have to prepare. I still have to sacrifice. I have to work extremely hard."

In today's Washington Post, columnist Mike Wise makes the case that it's time to celebrate Pistorius' achievements, not to add to any controversy about him. The Post also has a graphic explaining how Pistorius runs.

As for Pistorius' chances, it's going to be tough for him to move on to Monday's 400-meter final.

Only the eight fastest runners from the semi-finals make it through. The Blade Runner's personal best in the 400-meters is 45.07 seconds. There are 13 competitors in the semis who have run the race in just under 45 seconds.

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