"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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In Colorado, Frozen Cows Are A Conundrum In Conundrum

Apr 18, 2012
Originally published on April 18, 2012 6:45 pm

Officials from the U.S. Forest Service say they aren't yet sure what to do about six cows who apparently got trapped and died inside a cabin at Conundrum Hot Springs in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area south of Aspen.

It is, you might say, the conundrum in Conundrum.

According to the Aspen Daily News:

"Blowing the animals up with explosives, burning the cabin or leaving them are all being considered. The area is off-limits to motorized use so trucks and chain saws aren't options. Neither is a helicopter, which is too expensive, according to Forest Service officials. The area is still difficult to access and horses wouldn't be able to negotiate the steep descent, according to officials."

But officials do want to get the carcasses out of there before they defrost, so that bears and other creatures aren't attracted to the spot — which is in a popular area for hiking. There's also concern about contamination of the water supply in the area and below. The cabin is about 11,000 feet above sea level.

FoxNews21 says the cows were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets who were hoping to stay in the cabin. They chose to move on instead.

It's thought that the cows were part "of a herd of 29 cattle that went missing last fall from the nearby Gunnison National Forest," the Daily News adds.

Update at 2:55 p.m. ET. What Should They Do?

Burn the cabin? Blow it up? Let the bears have a feast and just keep people away for a few weeks or months?

Suggestions are welcome in the comments thread. If there are enough interesting ones, we might fire up a quick question and have everyone choose their favorite.

Update at 6:39 p.m. ET. 'We Still Haven't Learned Our Lesson':

We just finished reading the comments and here are a few standouts:

Common Sense (Logicalone) wrote:

It is federal wilderness the correct thing to do is...NOTHING.

Darren Wilson (DDW) wrote:

Attn: U.S Forest Service. Horses can't make the hike but llama can. By way of example: Llama are used to hike supplies up to Mt. LaConte in the Smoky Mtns. where they are better able to handle the ascent/descent on rocky narrow trails.

Chainsaw the carcasses, wrap them in bags, but them on the llama, distribute pieces willy-nilly on the hike back down. And for pete's sake, don't dismember the carcasses inside or near the cabin where the blood and odor will linger for quite some time. Just sayin'

John Wheat (jwheat) wrote:

Well I guess they will just have to use hand saws then.

And, perhaps our favorite, came from our friend Johnny Truant who points out that blowing up carcasses hasn't turned out well in the past. Johnny dug up this unintentionally hilarious news footage on YouTube:

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