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.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Of 'Dark Knight,' Summer Games And Such

Jul 27, 2012
Originally published on July 27, 2012 2:47 pm

With our fearless leader Linda Holmes away at the TCA summer press tour, the crew is forced to stumble haplessly into the studio, where I somehow flopped into the host's chair again, heaven help us.

Thanks to a brief, last-minute e-mail blizzard, however, we came armed with actual topics of discussion, if not coherent thoughts, so please give a listen as, in our first segment, we respond to both The Dark Knight Rises (in terms of its actual content) and the tragic meta-content that will inescapably frame it for the 99.999 percent of us who didn't see it at those first midnight screenings.

(As regards the intersection of the two, one of us is heard to observe: "Trying to decontextualize the film from horrors it did not invite, I still hated it.")

In part the second, one of us (guess who) shares his generalized loathing for that nations-uniting, heart-lifting quadrennial sporting extravaganza that's about to kick off in London — or as he puts it, a series of athletic competitions coated liberally in "a sticky film of sentimentality and jingoism" — while the rest of us generally take the assignment seriously and come to the table with lists of the athletes and events we're most intrigued by.

There is a plaintive appeal for football to be an Olympic sport, courtesy of exactly who you think would make such an appeal, and there is a heated discussion of the merits of the Dream Team. We consider the difference between the empirically measured sports — timed sprints, distance throws, point-scoring events — and subjectively judged competitions in which the Moldavian judge might take out an old grudge on a hapless young Eritrean athlete. And as you might expect, there is some discussion of the gentleman in the video below.

(Hey now: We are impressed by him as an athlete. As an athlete, people. And we root for him because sometimes, despite his general amazingness, he has a bad day.)

As always, we close out the show with a quick round of What's Making Us Happy, which this week involves our wild appreciation of a particularly wonderful gift from fan Jenna Brand, a gritty graphic-novel crime series from a noted writer-artist team, and an Olympics-adjacent earworm to which I dare you to listen.

So have a listen — and when you're done, check in with us over at the Facebook page, where there's a lively group of regulars waiting to engage with on on all these topics and many more. And we're on Twitter if you need to reach us: Linda, Mike, Stephen, Glen, our new producer pal Jess Gitner, and me. Have a great weekend, everybody.

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