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.


Staying Up Late: 5 Picks For The Ravenous Reader

Jul 19, 2012
Originally published on July 20, 2012 8:47 am

It's late. The clock is ticking. You have to be awake again in 6 hours. You're exhausted.

But you just really want to finish this one chapter.

One of your eyes starts to close — that's OK, you'll rest it for a minute, and then you'll rest the other one. You just want to stay awake to finish the next couple of pages.

This book is too good. You can't stop; you must know what happens.

Sometimes a book is better than sleep. Here are five recommendations for reads that will keep you up late.

1. Funny Business

Want to get your midnight chuckle on? Reviewer Heller McAlpin is your gal. She wrote this summer roundup of the five funniest books of the year so far.

There's an English dinner party that makes Downton Abbey seem tame, a bored housewife who discovers the erotic possibilities of Facebook, a Gen Y-er working with autistic kids and a hero caught in a "suffer sandwich." There's also a feminist treatise by the British columnist Caitlin Moran, which covers everything from growing up with no money to "torturous stilettos."

McAlpin's advice? "Read the section on bikini waxes in private."

2. Warrior Women

It's hard to focus on bikini waxes when you're just worried about staying alive. Author Diana Lopez (no relation to the fighting Olympian of the same name who will be competing in tae kwon do this August) wrote this Three Books essay on girls who are pushed to their limits — and come out on top.

Looking for a great read about a murderous, Japanese housewife playing a game of cat and mouse with the police? Diana has a recommendation for you. Rather read about a mother-daughter pair who finally snap after years of bullying? Or a girl who makes her way onto a ship, killing pirates and pretending to be a boy? It's all here.

3. I Will Survive

Speaking of fighters, singer Elton John is the ultimate survivor. In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his new memoir, he talked about his addiction to cocaine and how he got clean.

Painfully shy, John says that "cocaine was the drug that made me open up. I could talk to people." But even though he became more outgoing, he missed out on some major events. "I was just — as I say — in and out of a drug-fueled haze in the '80s. I did nothing to help people with AIDS. I was a gay man who really sat on the sidelines."

But John is no longer on the sidelines: He has morphed into a prominent AIDS activist with a foundation that makes grants to prevention and treatment programs.

4. The Seedy Side

Elton John may have left his drug habit behind, but for some, the seedier side of life is something to revel in — or at least, to write about. Author Bruce DaSilva, a thriller writer who sets many of his books in his hometown, took NPR's Jennifer Ludden on a tour of Providence, R.I., for our series, Crime in the City.

"It is big enough to have the usual array of urban problems," DaSilva says. "But it's so small that it's claustrophobic. It's very hard to keep a secret in places like that."

DaSilva's main character is an investigative reporter named Liam Mulligan who doesn't mind moral gray zones. "Mulligan's job is to uncover corruption," DaSilva says. "But he sees nothing wrong with — or even inconsistent with — placing a bet with his bookie or paying a small bribe to keep his decrepit car on the road."

5. Criminal Minds

Some people are born with detective skills; others must learn them. For author Jonathan Hayes, solving crimes has always been a passion, sparked by a series of books that he read as a kid, detailing the life and adventures of kid detective Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown.

That kid's creator, author Donald J. Sobel, died last week, and Hayes wrote an appreciation of the books that launched his career as both a forensics expert and a crime novelist: "I loved the sense of order and balance restored to the world at the end of each story — the true resolution at the heart of all good crime fiction."

Hayes' cases are more "complex and brutal" than Encyclopedia Brown's ever were, but he writes that he was still inspired by the boy's "common sense and logic" and his "hunt for the wrong detail."

It's those details that make these childhood favorites into classics.

Rosie Friedman is a member of the NPR Books Team.

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