"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 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 made disparaging comments about him in several media interviews. He tweeted late Tuesday that she "has embarrassed all" with her "very dumb" comments 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.

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The unassuming hero of Jonas Karlsson's clever, Kafkaesque parable is the opposite of a malcontent. Despite scant education, a limited social life, and no prospects for success as it is usually defined, he's that rarity, a most happy fella with an amazing ability to content himself with very little. But one day, returning to his barebones flat from his dead-end, part-time job at a video store, he finds an astronomical bill from an entity called W.R.D. He assumes it's a scam. Actually, it is more sinister-- and it forces him to take a good hard look at his life and values.

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And Now For The Weather, Let's Go To Prince Charles

May 10, 2012
Originally published on May 10, 2012 12:39 pm

In Scotland, viewers of a nightly BBC news program got a surprise Thursday, when Prince Charles stood in front of a weather map to tell them about all the rain and cold they'd soon experience.

The heir to Britain's throne was introduced by anchor Sally Magnusson as "a new member of our weather team." And as she was saying those words, the prince seemed to be unaware that he was already on camera, as he toyed with the clicker used to change the images displayed behind him. But he soon got down to business.

"Well, it's an unsettled picture as we head toward the end of the week," the prince said. He later added, "We're under the influence of low pressure."

Reading a weather report written especially for him, Prince Charles ran through Scotland's mostly wet conditions, with famous royal residences in the area taking the place of the usual towns and cities that give viewers geographical cues to weather patterns.

It was a move that seemed to tickle the prince — but also made him ask at one point, "Who the hell wrote this script?"

At the end of his segment, Prince Charles did not engage in banter with the anchors — about the bad weather somehow being his fault, for instance, or what he thought of the latest sports news.

Instead, after informing his viewers of the cold temperatures and wet conditions that await them, he said, "Thank God it isn't a bank holiday," drawing laughter from those in the studio.

The BBC reports that Prince Charles and his wife visited BBC Scotland's Glasgow headquarters as part of the network's celebration of 60 years in television.

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