"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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To Keep His Job, France's Sarkozy Must Reach To The Right

Apr 23, 2012

"Far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen" now has a chance to swing the French presidential election, as France 24 reports, after pulling in 18 percent of the ballots in the first round of voting Sunday.

Her strong showing is a major reason why current President Nicolas Sarkozy, from the center-right UMP, is now the first incumbent French president not to have finished No. 1 in the country's initial round of voting for that post.

Sarkozy, who has been president since 2007, got about 27 percent of the votes. Socialist Francois Hollande came in first, with nearly 29 percent.

The battle for votes leading up to the May 6 runoff election, Eleanor Beardsley reported today on Morning Edition, will be "on the far right" as Sarkozy tries to appeal to Le Pen's supporters. But, Eleanor says, Le Pen may be just as happy to see Hollande emerge victorious so that "she can attempt to lead the opposition and refashion the French right in her image."

The BBC says that "the election has been dominated by economic issues, with voters concerned with sluggish growth and rising unemployment." The network's Hugh Schofield adds that:

"There is one clear favourite — Hollande. He has a big pool of votes on his left, and he's guaranteed to get them, more or less. On the right there isn't the same automaticity with Le Pen voters backing Sarkozy. Marine Le Pen has solid support, she has pulled off a major coup - 6.3 million voters chose her.

"She has a clear interest in Sarkozy losing. She wants his party to implode and her party to then pick up some right-wingers from his party and become the main opposition to the Left."

According to The Associated Press, Hollande said Sunday that "tonight I become the candidate of all the forces who want to turn one page and turn another." Sarkozy, in a nod to Le Pen's supporters, said "he recognized voters' concerns about jobs and immigration, and 'the concern of our compatriots to preserve their way of life.' "

Le Pen told her supporters that "tonight is historic. ... We are the only opposition to the ultra-liberal, libertarian left-wing."

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