"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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Former NFL Player Junior Seau Is Dead; Possible Suicide

May 2, 2012
Originally published on May 2, 2012 4:36 pm

San Diego's Union Tribune reports that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau "has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his beachfront home."

It adds that:

"Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said he was notified of the death and is on his way to be with family members."

According to The Associated Press, police in Oceanside, Calif., confirm Seau's death and have said he was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was 43.

The Chargers team has posted messages on its Twitter page saying "everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now. ... We ask everyone to stop what they're doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family."

Seau played with the Chargers for 13 seasons, the Miami Dolphins for three and the New England Patriots for four.

Update at 3:55 p.m. ET. Reminder Of Dave Duerson:

If Seau did commit suicide by shooting himself in the chest, comparisons will be made to the February 2011 death of former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson. Before shooting himself in the chest, Duerson wrote a note asking that his brain be studied for chronic traumatic encephalopathy — a disease linked to depression. As NPR's Tom Goldman reported at the time, some NFL retirees have shown signs of the disease.

Last month, former Atlanta Falcon Ray Easterling committed suicide. He was part of a lawsuit against the NFL over head injuries and was suffering from dementia. He shot himself in the head, police in Richmond, Va., told the news media.

Update at 3:45 p.m. ET. Police Say It's Being Investigated As A Suicide:

Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy just told reporters outside Seau's home that the former player was found by a woman who said she was his girlfriend. He was still alive, but "suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest," McCoy said. "A handgun was found near the body."

Efforts to save Seau were unsuccessful.

The case, McCoy said, is "being investigated as a suicide."

Moments before McCoy spoke, Seau's mother made an emotional appearance at the microphone. "I don't know who do this to my son!" she said. "Take me!"

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