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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!":

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Trump: Romney Got A Laugh, But Birther 'Issue' Is No Joke

Aug 27, 2012

The Donald isn't done yet with the "birther" conspiracy.

Developer/reality show star/sort-of politician Donald Trump brought his unique personality to Florida on Sunday and for at least a few minutes took some of the spotlight away from the Republican National Convention in Tampa and tropical storm Isaac out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rick Stone from South Florida's WLRN was in Sarasota to hear Trump say he wasn't necessarily amused last week when GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney got a few laughs by saying that "no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate."

It wasn't that Trump was offended by Romney making a reference to the insistence by some of President Obama's harshest critics that the commander in chief hasn't proven he was born in Hawaii (the state of Hawaii, the president and others can offer all sorts of proof — and they have — but some won't accept it).

No, Trump said he just doesn't think it's a joke.

"It happens to be an issue that a lot of people believe in," he told reporters. "So, maybe I would have handled it differently."

Still, he isn't wavering about Romney. "I support him 100 percent," said Trump.

Politico adds that "Trump, who has focused on Obama's birth certificate in the past, said that whether he raises the issue again going forward is an open question. 'Let's just say this there's a huge group of people that are not believers in what [Obama] did, what he said and where he came from. We'll see what happens. Well see what happens over the coming weeks and months.' "

Trump was in Sarasota, by the way, to be honored by the local Republican Party as its "Statesman of the Year." According to Rick, local GOP Chairman Joe Gruters hailed Trump as a "champion of the people" who will do "everything it takes to take our country back."

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