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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!":


VIDEO: One, Two, Three; It's A Triple Play For the A's

Aug 22, 2012
Originally published on August 22, 2012 12:48 pm

For the baseball fans out there: has posted video of Tuesday night's triple play pulled off by the Oakland Athletics during the team's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

It was a classic 5-4-3 (that's third-to-second-to-first for the uninitiated) gem of a play.

Triple plays aren't the rarest of baseball feats. The Society for American Baseball Research has a spreadsheet listing all those in the Major Leagues before Tuesday. Last night's was the 690th. But it was just the third triple play this year.

By the way, there's no reason for the Twins' Trevor Plouffe to be ashamed. He hit into Tuesday's triple play. Some of the game's biggest names did the same thing during their careers, as this list from SABR shows. They include Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Tony Gwynn.

Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson holds the dubious distinction of having grounded into the most triple plays — four — according to SABR. That's one more than Robinson, perhaps the best third baseman ever, helped turn while in the field.

Another trivia note: There have been just 15 unassisted triple plays in MLB history. You can see who turned them here, and then check out how they were done here.

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