"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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'Hell In The Rearview Mirror' As Coloradoans Flee Wildfires

Jun 28, 2012
Originally published on June 28, 2012 2:27 pm

Update at 2:30 p.m. ET. Our Latest Headline:

Good News: 'Great Progress' Reported In Fighting Colorado Springs Fire.

Our original post:

The latest news on the wildfire causing havoc in Colorado Springs, Colo., is that "the blaze was burning out of control early Thursday in the mountains and within Colorado's second-largest city, after more than 30,000 evacuees frantically packed up belongings and fled," The Associated Press reports.

But the story to read for how awful it is if your home is in the inferno's path comes from reporter Bill Vogrin of The Gazette, Colorado Springs' local newspaper. As the headline says, he saw "Hell In The Rearview Mirror.

After he and his family grabbed what they could from their house on Tuesday, Vogrin writes, he managed to get away from the neighborhood as embers were falling on his home's roof. Then, as he shares in this emotional passage:

"I sat in traffic. It's a memory I'll never forget. I teared up as I scanned the surrounding cars. Everywhere were children, scared and crying, their parents looking deathly afraid and, in my rearview mirror, a view of the gates of hell."

Related news:

-- The Waldo Canyon Fire threatening Colorado Springs has so far destroyed about 300 homes, The Denver Post says. About 1,000 firefighters are battling the flames.

-- According to the latest update at the federal government's InciWeb.org clearinghouse, the blaze is about 5 percent contained. The scorched area tops 16,000 acres.

-- Shifting winds continue to fan the flames, as KUSA-TV reports. The National Weather Service warns that the area remains under a "red flag warning" — dry conditions with gusty winds. As NPR's Jeff Brady tells our Newscast Desk, "for crews hoping to bring the fire under control, the weather is a problem. More hot, dry weather is forecast — temperatures near 100 degrees are expected. Also predicted — dry lightening that could spark more fires."

-- The National Forest Service's latest "current large incidents" map continues to show at least eight wildfires in Colorado, and other blazes underway in Montana, Wyoming, Utay, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California.

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