"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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It's #FollowFriday: Some Political Tweeters You May Not Already Follow

Jun 15, 2012
Originally published on June 15, 2012 5:31 pm

Note: We've asked NPR journalists to share their top five (or so) political Twitter accounts, and we're featuring the series on #FollowFriday. Here are recommendations from Elise Hu (@elisewho), an NPR digital reporter who previously covered campaigns and statehouses in Texas, South Carolina and Missouri.

An unabashed Twit-vangelist, I started using Twitter during the run-up to the 2008 presidential election to stay up-to-date on news, but, more important, to be part of community conversations that consistently guide me, amuse me and alert me to everything from Siri to Syria. (Find out how long you've been tweeting with this handy service.)

If you're a political junkie and a Twitter vet, you're probably already following the fan favorites (read: BuzzFeed's Ben Smith (@buzzfeedben), The New York Times' Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight). But just in case you're missing an obvious follow, CBS political director and longtime Slate correspondent John Dickerson (@jdickerson) is my favorite among political journos on Twitter. Someone once called him the Lao Tzu of the form.

Also, our friends across the pond at The Guardian this week put together a handy list of their top 50 tweeters on the U.S presidential race, broken down by pollsters, pundits, parties, feeds and journalists. So this list below is an attempt to highlight some of the lesser-known, topical or local political tweeters you might enjoy:

This year the economy is obviously the marquee election issue, so in addition to political sources I've been following a lot of great economics reporters and sources. There's my pal Sudeep Reddy (@reddy), a global economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal whose feed will be helpful as he follows the continuing crisis in the eurozone; the edgy Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) at Slate; and of course, the team at Planet Money (@planetmoney).

Speaking of money, go beyond incremental trail coverage with Dave Levinthal, (@davelevinthal), an ace campaign finance reporter at Politico. He provides both breaking headlines and plenty of context on all the cash flowing into campaign coffers this year.

Now, to a handful (but woefully incomplete list) of local accounts. Depending on your geographic areas of interest, there is Virginia political blogger Vivian Paige (@vpaige), Miami Herald political writer Marc Caputo (@marcacaputo), the investigative outfit California Watch (@californiawatch), Texas conservative Melissa Clouthier (@melissatweets), The Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater (@wayneslater), and New York city hall and Albany coverage from the New York Daily News (@DNDailyPolitics).

Finally, for biting political commentary that will crack you up, follow comedian Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) and add a little levity to your feed. And please tweet me — @elisewho — with recommendations we've missed over the last few weeks so we can keep this conversation going on Twitter. See you in cyberspace.


Follow our recommendations so far, and get future picks, here: https://twitter.com/#!/nprpolitics/the-npr-twitterati

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