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.

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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.


States To Use U.S. Immigration List For Voter Purges

Jul 17, 2012
Originally published on July 17, 2012 5:06 pm

Several presidential battleground states are moving quickly to reach agreements with federal officials to access a U.S. immigration database to purge noncitizens from voter rolls.

The states, including some with large Latino populations, are following Florida, which last week reached its own pact with the Department of Homeland Security to use a database that contains information about immigrants who are in the U.S. legally. The states' efforts had initially been blocked by DHS until the agency relented.

At a gathering Monday in Puerto Rico of the National Association of Secretaries of State, elections officials from many of the states opened talks with DHS officials who oversee the database, known as SAVE, or Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements.

The SAVE system is expected to help states distinguish between foreigners living in the U.S. on visas, green cards or other permits, and others who have become naturalized citizens and now have the right to vote.

"I think they are taking their responsibility seriously and want to help us," Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler said after his discussions with DHS officials. "It definitely will help us address vulnerabilities in the voter rolls."

Gessler is among Republican elections officials in 10 states — including the expected battlegrounds of Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Michigan and Ohio — that closely monitored the Florida case as a bellwether for their own requests to use the federal database.

Florida filed a lawsuit against DHS to gain access to the database. The Justice Department sued to block Florida's voter-purge program, arguing that it violated federal voting rights laws. Once a federal judge ruled against the Justice Department, upholding Florida's right to review voting records for noncitizens, DHS reversed itself and agreed to grant the state access to SAVE data.

DHS also denied Colorado access to the data last year. Gessler says he now will use the data to update the citizenship status of about 5,000 registered voters identified through driver's license records as noncitizens as far back as 2006. He says roughly half of them have cast ballots in the past few years.

Many Republican-led states and the Obama administration continue to fight over the issue of voter eligibility, which could heavily influence turnout in the presidential election.

Republicans say voter purges and other restrictions, such as photo identification requirements for voters, are intended to prevent fraud. Democrats argue that the measures are designed to suppress turnout among minorities and others who tend to vote for Democratic candidates.

Some of the states with the most aggressively tightened election laws, such as Florida and Texas, also have experienced large increases in their Latino populations.

The Department of Justice and voting and civil rights groups have filed numerous lawsuits against states, claiming that voter ID and other laws would disenfranchise minority and poor voters.

Until now, many of the states have drawn criticism for using flawed methods that ensnare too many eligible voters instead of suspected noncitizens. Voting rights groups say voter purges this soon before an election could leave too little time to find and correct errors on the rolls.

"The more these [federal] databases are made available to states, the lower the already tiny probability is that a U.S. citizen would be [improperly] identified," said Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whose agency also plans to use the immigration database.

Florida officials' own efforts to verify the citizenship of roughly 2,700 registered voters have yielded confirmations that several hundred of them actually are citizens. A Miami Herald report found that the list of potential noncitizens "disproportionately" flags minorities: nearly 60 percent are Latinos, who make up 13 percent of Florida's active registered voters.

"It's a relief if they are going to use the proper data now, but it still doesn't make sense that 60 percent of the people on the list have Latino surnames when we obviously are not 60 percent of the inhabitants of this state," Jose Balasquide, the Florida director for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, said. "If you say you have reasonable doubt to believe that somebody isn't a citizen, the citizen is going to be feeling uncomfortable."

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