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.


Share Your Stories: Did You Do 'Bedtime Math' Or Something Like It?

Jul 31, 2012
Originally published on August 1, 2012 7:14 am

Morning Edition catches up today with one New Jersey mom's way of teaching math to her children: bedtime problems "that soon became a beloved routine."

Laura Overdeck, as it says on her Bedtime Math website, "along with her husband, John, started giving math problems to their two older kids. ... [And] when their 2-year-old started hollering for his own math problem, they knew they were onto something."

Friends heard about it and started to ask Overdeck to email problems to them. Now, her website has more than 5,000 subscribers who get to see blog posts and suggested problems such as this one posted on Monday. It starts with a story about tortillas and ends with questions designed for three age groups:

"Wee ones (counting on fingers): If you and 2 friends each order 3 tortillas, how many tortillas come to your table?

"Little kids: If at lunchtime 10 customers order fajitas, and one order of fajitas comes with 3 tortillas, how many tortillas does El Machino have to make? Bonus: If the restaurant has enough dough for 24 tortillas, but half of it falls on the floor and only half goes into El Machino, how many tortillas does El Machino get to make?

"Big kids: If fajitas come with 3 tortillas, and El Machino makes a tortilla every 53 seconds, how many seconds did El Machino need to make the tortillas for your fajita? Bonus: If the restaurant serves 120 tortillas at lunchtime and starts the machine at 10:00 am, when will El Machino finish making them? (Hint: You'll have to divide by 60 to get an answer in you might want to divide by 60 before multiplying.)"

Back in March, USA Today contributor Laura Vanderkam compared Overdeck's approach to reading a bedtime story and wrote that if you "show kids that puzzling through problems can be as cozy as reading Goodnight Moon ... they may never decide that math is no fun." In April, The New York Times' Motherlode blog also wrote about how Overdeck had linked the "treasured ritual" of a bedtime story to fostering a love for math.

Now, a bedtime story was a part of this blogger's youth many years ago (favorite book: Mr. Popper's Penguins). Math problems? No.

We wonder, though, if Two-Way readers have stories and tips to share. Do you, or did your parents, do anything like what Overdeck has started? If not in math, maybe in science, history or language?

Please share in the comments thread. We'll highlight some of the most interesting.

Update at 7 a.m. ET, Aug. 1. Many Readers Did Share:

Our thanks to all those who shared their tales, in this post's comments thread and on NPR's Facebook page. We've gathered some of them in a new post — From Our Readers: Lunchbox Lessons From Mom And Dad.

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