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.


A Sibling Olympiad, Without The Athleticism

Jul 5, 2012
Originally published on July 10, 2012 5:57 pm

What would the Olympics look like if they were carried out not by the best exemplars of athletic prowess that the world has to offer, but rather by pudgy 30-somethings playing skee-ball and having underwater breath-holding contests? Pretty pathetic, of course — but combine the self-serious grandeur of Olympics coverage with those half-ass athletes, and you've got the comic foundation for Jay and Mark Duplass' The Do-Deca-Pentathlon.

The Duplasses' latest comedy focuses on two adult brothers, Jeremy (Mark Kelly) and Mark (Steve Zissis), who've been holding a grudge for 20 years since carrying out their own self-styled Olympiad, a 25-event showdown to determine once and for all who was the superior brother. Mark claimed victory all those years ago on a technicality; for two decades, Jeremy has steadfastly refused to admit defeat; and their mother (Julie Vorus), ever the peacemaker, calls it a tie.

The adult Jeremy is a successful pro poker player, living what Mark envisions as a responsibility-free partying existence in Vegas. Mark, for his part, is married with an adolescent son, living what Jeremy envisions as a fulfilling, comforting existence without the loneliness of his own. When Mark and his wife return to their childhood home for his birthday party, Jeremy decides to show up uninvited, and after a long night of billiards and Ping-Pong, they decide to re-initiate the Do-Deca-Pentathlon.

That presents all sorts of possibilities for sports-movie-spoofing slapstick, and the Duplasses don't retreat from the expected. The 5K "fun" run that happens in the movie's opening minutes is filmed with the slow-motion care of Chariots of Fire, even as Jeremy and Mark cheat, fall, skin elbows and vomit their way down the course. Later, a round of laser tag is shot with the high tension of a war movie. They're easy jokes, but they're also funny.

Though the film is just coming out now, it actually pre-dates the Duplass brothers' recent, higher-budget (relatively speaking) features, Cyrus (2010) and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (from earlier this year). When those two films were greenlit, they took precedence over this micro-budget DIY project, and it's taken them four years to have the time to go back and edit it.

As such, it's a fascinating look back at how effectively these two have managed to merge the fast-and-loose aesthetics of a film like this into their more polished filmmaking. There are no recognizable actors here, and it's obviously shot on a shoestring, but it still feels of a piece with their higher-profile recent work.

Do-Deca-Pentathlon showcases the deft way with interpersonal relationships that's making the Duplasses two of our premier chroniclers of just why it is that we can never seem to get along. Their loose, improvisational feel and their concentration on the friction points in our interlocking emotional lives mark the pair as descendants of early indie auteur John Cassavetes, but with a lighter, more humorous touch.

That may make their films feel more slight, but silly leg-wrestling competitions don't detract from the fact that the festering bad blood between the brothers in Do-Deca-Pentathlon is no laughing matter for them. They might be acting childish, but those childish impulses are the result of a lifetime of insecurity and mutual envy.

Jeremy articulates his jealousy by being the "cool" uncle with Mark's son Hunter. Mark bottles up all of his emotions, which has both his doctor and his psychotherapist worried about his health. It's up to his wife to speak the words he won't: She's afraid he'll envy his brother's lifestyle so much that he'll leave the family.

No one here acts rationally because everyone's deathly afraid of losing what they've got, even if they think they don't have what they want. The directors, as is so often the case, manage to take us to such a dark and honest place that when they do flip the switch into earnest sentimentality, it feels entirely earned.

In this film, relationships are difficult, family is a nightmare, and we're all on a dark road without a map. The Duplasses, without ever taking a misstep into the maudlin, show how much easier that road is to travel if you grab onto someone's hand. (Recommended)

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