"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.

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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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Anger Mounts Over Egypt's 'Smooth Military Coup'

Jun 15, 2012
Originally published on June 15, 2012 11:36 am

People around the world are watching anxiously to see the reaction in the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities to Thursday's "smooth military coup."

"Leftist and liberal Egyptian activists" have called for demonstrations, al-Jazeera reports, starting after midday prayers in that Muslim nation (Egypt is six hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast).

Al-Jazeera adds that "the April 6 Youth Movement and Revolutionary Socialist" announced they will join together to protest "against the smooth military coup" — their term for the decisions announced Thursday by the country's highest court. It effectively dissolved Egypt's parliament and ruled that a former top aide to deposed President Hosni Mubarak can remain on the ballot for this weekend's presidential runoff, despite a law that had barred members of Mubarak's regime from holding office.

As the BBC writes, "the court said last year's parliamentary vote — the first free and fair poll in decades — was unconstitutional, and called for fresh elections. The decision effectively puts legislative power into the hands of the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces (Scaf)." And the court may have put former Mubarak regime Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in position to win the weekend runoff against the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi.

From Cairo, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells Morning Edition that the youth groups that were so crucial to the overthrow of Mubarak feel "they may have lost the revolution."

There were some demonstrations on Thursday after the court's rulings were announced. Today, we'll watch the news and update as we get word about what's happening.

Al-Jazeera is live-blogging, as is The Guardian.

Update at 11:35 a.m. ET. Still Gathering:

According to the Guardian, people are still gathering "for a planned protest" in Cairo's Tahrir Square. But it adds that there's a sense among some Egyptians that the square is no longer the place where they should gather for such demonstrations because the military has essentially "sanitized" it and turned Tahrir into a place for protesters to let off steam but accomplish little.

Update at 11:15 a.m. ET. Security Forces Surround Parliament:

The New York Times writes that "Egypt's military rulers formally dissolved Parliament Friday, state media reported, and security forces were stationed around the building on orders to bar anyone, including lawmakers, from entering the chambers without official notice. The developments, reported on the Web site of the official newspaper Al Ahram, further escalated tensions."

Update at 8:55 a.m. ET. Calls To Boycott Election:

Reuters reports that there's a growing movement among Egytians to "boycott the election or spoil ballots" in protest over what's happening.

Among those who won't be voting: Mohamed ElBaradei. The Nobel laureate, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and one-time presidential candidate in the Egyptian elections tells the Guardian that:

"We are going to elect a president in the next couple of days without a constitution and without a parliament. He will be a new emperor, holding both legislative and executive authority and with the right to enact laws and even amend the constitution as he sees fit."

Update at 8:35 a.m. ET. "Great Uncertainty" And Apprehension:

The BBC writes that correspondent Lyse Doucet, who is in Cairo's Tahrir Square, says there is "great uncertainty and a certain amount of apprehension" about what will happen next.

Update at 7:35 a.m. ET: According to the Guardian, about an hour ago "a few protesters [were] starting to gather in Tahrir Square, but it remains pretty empty." But al-Jazeera is saying there may still be a "mass rally" there today.

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