"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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If Sandusky Is Going To Testify, Today's The Likely Day

Jun 20, 2012
Originally published on June 20, 2012 12:07 pm

The defense rested its case just before noon ET today and closing arguments will begin Thursday in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on charges of sexually abusing young boys, according to reporters from The Associated Press, NPR and other news outlets.

Sandusky did not take the stand in his own defense.

Our Original Post: If Sandusky Is Going To Testify, Today's The Likely Day

The question of the day in Bellefonte, Pa., is whether Jerry Sandusky will take the stand this morning to defend himself against charges that he sexually abused young boys.

All Sandusky's attorney would say about that on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer notes, is to "stay tuned."

Tuesday, as NPR's Joel Rose tells our Newscast Desk, Sandusky's wife, Dorothy, told the jury that she never saw anything sexual occur between her husband and any of his accusers.

She was on the witness stand for just under an hour, Joel says, and testified that she remembered several of the alleged victims who spent the night at her home as young boys. She described most of her husband's accusers as very nice — although she did remember one of them as a "conniving" young man who "didn't listen a whole lot."

Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, denies charges that he abused 10 boys over 15 years. His arrest last fall rocked the university and led to the firings of legendary head coach Joe Paterno and the university's president. They allegedly didn't do enough to follow up on warnings about Sandusky's alleged behavior.

The defense is expected to call its final witnesses today.

Sara Ganim, the reporter for Pennsylvania's Patriot-News who won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the Sandusky story, writes today that the trial has made clear there "are two Jerry Sanduskys":

"The Sandusky that adults talk about — smart, intelligent, creative. The man who started a charity for young kids, devised a winning strategy for a major college football team. The man who raised a family with an incredibly busy schedule, spoke at football events and fundraisers for his charity, and organized camps.

"And there's Sandusky who comes out when he is with kids. The one he self-describes — in his writings and in interviews with psychologists — as naive, like Forrest Gump, overly emotional and attention-seeking."

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