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: The Lure Of The Open Road

Jul 6, 2012
Originally published on July 6, 2012 11:28 am

Among the many things to which we turn our thoughts in summer is road-tripping — particularly apt because Glen Weldon and Stephen Thompson were both traveling this week, bringing Mike Katzif and Barrie Hardymon to the discussion with me and Trey Graham. We had a chat about all manner of road movies, from the classic dust-and-motorcycles type to the kind that might not even appear to be a road movie until you look more closely.

If you want to know what road movies — and what we called "quest movies," which are different but related — we talked about, I can give you a list, but take a deep breath first: Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Thelma and Louise; Tommy Boy; Boys On The Side; It Happened One Night; The Sure Thing; Forces Of Nature; When Harry Met Sally; Due Date; The Hangover; Y Tu Mama Tambien; Paul; About Schmidt; Sideways; Easy Rider; Before Sunrise; Stand By Me; The Wizard Of Oz; The Lord Of The Rings; Jeff, Who Lives At Home; Pee-wee's Big Adventure; The Muppet Movie; The Fugitive; The Defiant Ones; Midnight Run; Bonnie and Clyde; Broken Flowers; Away We Go; The Jerk; Little Miss Sunshine; Wendy and Lucy; Meek's Cutoff; Children Of Men; The Road; Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World; White Wedding; Far And Away; Almost Famous; Stardust; and — we did not forget — The Grapes Of Wrath. So I think we learned that not all road movies are alike. And here's the list Trey found of global road movies.

I also administered a quiz to the group about summer box office, asking them about superhero movies, flops, and other trivia. (Here's the Kevin Costner movie we're trying to think of at one point.)

And of course, we talk about what's making us happy this week. Barrie is all happy about the Les Miz trailer. Trey is happy about a very different but a very quotable trailer. He also is jazzed about something that's literally a secret. Mike very much enjoys Fiona Apple's new record. (Here's the discussion with Guy Raz to which Barrie refers.) As for me, I'm still happy about these two books, and about the surprisingly good Magic Mike — particularly the deceptively great Matthew McConaughey, who is very much more interesting as an actor than you might think.

If you need lots more, follow us on Twitter: me, Stephen, Glen, Barrie, Mike and Trey. Or, of course, join thousands of other like-minded weirdos (including us) on Facebook.

P.S. I got power back early Wednesday morning.

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