"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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'Guardian' Publishes More Allegations Of Collusion In Mexican Presidential Race

Jun 26, 2012

Two big pieces of news in Mexico's presidential race today:

-- A new poll finds that the PRI's Enrique Peña Nieto has maintained a big lead over his rivals Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Josefina Vázquez Mota. The election is this Sunday and a few polls before this one showed Obrador had narrowed the gap.

The big picture here is that PRI has not been in power since 2000, when it was ousted after 71 years of controlling the country. Peña Nieto has always been the favorite but back in May he was booed by a group of university students. His party claimed the hecklers were paid activists and that launched a popular online movement that's come to be known as the #Yosoy132 (#Iam132). It's been referred to as some as the Mexican Spring in reference to the Arab uprisings.

-- The other news is that British paper The Guardian published a second report that alleges collusion between Peña Nieto and Televisa, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the world.

The Guardian, which bases its report on leaked internal documents, says the broadcaster made videos intended to be spread on the Internet that lauded Peña Nieto and disparaged his opponents. Earlier this month, The Guardian uncovered documents that said Peña Nieto's party paid the broadcaster millions for favorable coverage "in its flagship news and entertainment shows and used the same programs to smear a popular left wing leader..."

Televisa, by the way, has been one of those the #Yosoy132 movement has targeted.

Televisa has vehemently denied the charges.

Reuters has a bit more on the poll:

"Most polls show Peña Nieto, a 45-year-old ex-governor from Mexico's most populous state, with a double-digit lead over his rivals.

"But the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who narrowly lost the last election in 2006 to President Felipe Calderon, says the surveys are biased against him."

NPR's Carrie Kahn filed a profile of Peña Nieto for All Things Considered today.

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