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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.

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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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Morgan Freeman Drives Himself, Listens To Sinatra

Jun 5, 2012
Originally published on June 5, 2012 2:40 pm



We're going to wrap up our program today with one of our regular features that we call In Your Ear. That's where some of our guests tell us about the music that inspires and soothes them.

Recently, we spoke with a man who really needs no introduction.

MORGAN FREEMAN: Hi, I am Morgan Freeman.


JUNE CHRISTY: (Singing) Something cool I'd like to order something cool.

FREEMAN: And what's in my ear is "Something Cool" by June Christy.


CHRISTY: (Singing) But it's simple and neat. It's just right for the heat. Save my furs for the cold.

FREEMAN: "Something Cool" is such a great story, it really is. It's a narrative.


CHRISTY: (Singing) And I'm feeling so bad about a date. Oh wait. I'm such a fool. He's just a guy who stopped to buy me something cool.

FREEMAN: When I drive my car I have Frank Sinatra's album.


FRANK SINATRA: (Singing) Once I did you up there...

FREEMAN: One of my favorites, of which is "Come Fly with Me."


SINATRA: (Singing) We'll just why, starry eyed. Once I get you up there I'll be holding you so near you may hear angels cheer 'cause we're together.

FREEMAN: "Come Fly with Me" is Frank Sinatra just doing Frank Sinatra. Wonderful.


SINATRA: (Singing) You just say the words and we'll beat the birds down to Acapulco Bay. It's perfect for flying honeymoon, they said. Come fly with me. Let's fly. Let's fly. Pack up, let's fly away.

FREEMAN: And I also like Patti LaBelle doing "Lady Marmalade."


PATTI LABELLE: (Singing) Hey. Hey. Hey. Seeing her skin feeling silky smooth. Colour of cafe au lait. Made the savage beast inside roaring till it cried, more, more, more.

FREEMAN: It is another nice narrative, but great arrangement by Alan Poussaint.


, SINGER: (Singing) But when he turns off to sleep All memories keep More, More, More. Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da Da. Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya here. Mocca chocolate. Ya Ya. Creole Lady Marmalade.

MARTIN: That was, of course, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, telling us was playing in his ear. He stopped by our Washington, D.C. studios after picking up the Lincoln Medal of Honor in Washington, D.C. he told us about his upcoming movie, "The Magic of Belle Isle," among other things. You can hear my interview with Morgan Freeman on TELL ME MORE in just a few weeks.


, SINGER: (Singing) Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir?

MARTIN: And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.


, SINGER: (Singing) Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.