"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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Is It Fair That A Quarterback Set The Record For Paper Airplane Tossing?

May 18, 2012

We'd seen the video of the world-record paper airplane toss — 226 feet, 10 inches.

What we didn't realize until reading this story in today's Wall Street Journal is that there's a controversy brewing among "paper-plane enthusiasts" over whether it was right for designer John Collins to have Joe Ayoob, a former University of California-Berkeley quarterback, do the record-breaking throwing back in February.

"I reckon [Collins] should train up and do it himself," Dylan Parker, a paper-plane throwing competitor, told the Journal.

Former record holder Stephen Kreiger is also questioning whether it was right to bring in a designated thrower. "Competitive paper airplane flying had always been, in my mind, what can one person do with one piece of paper," he said to the newspaper. About using a ringer, Kreiger said: "I don't really think that's the spirit of the competition."

Ayoob doesn't buy such arguments. "We broke a world record," he said to the Journal. "If people want to try and hate on that, then that's all good."

This has us wondering:

By the way, there wouldn't seem to be any way Ayoob or any other ringer could toss the largest paper airplane ever built into the sky. After all, as the Los Angeles Times reported in March, it weighs 800 pounds.

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