"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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New Allegations Surface Of Secret Service Misbehavior In El Salvador

Apr 26, 2012
Originally published on April 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pledged on Wednesday the investigation into Secret Service agents who allegedly hired prostitutes this month in Cartagena, Colombia, "will be complete and thorough and we will leave no stone unturned."

Here's a stone to look under: CBS/KIRO-TV reporter Chris Halsne says he's found evidence of another Secret Service trip allegedly involving prostitutes. This occurred in March, 2011 in El Salvador, when an advance team was preparing for President Obama's visit.

CBS says Halsne talked to "multiple witnesses" and found that "vanloads" of agents, accompanied by military escorts, patronized a strip club in San Salvador, before Obama and his family arrived.

Halsne says he talked to a military subcontractor who was present, and with the owner of the strip club, who alleged his club "routinely takes care of high-ranking employees of the U.S. embassy in San Salvador as well as visiting FBI and DEA agents."

Halsne alleges some of the agents paid female strippers inside the club for sexual favors and urged them to join them in hotel rooms.

The Secret Service told NPR's Tamara Keith that allegation "assessed as credible will be followed up on in an appropriate manner."

The Department of Defense told NPR's Larry Abramson that there are no indications that any military personnel violated any protocols for appropriate behavior, but U.S. Southern Command continues to investigate charges stemming from the Cartagena incident.

The allegation about Secret Service misbehavior in El Salvador last year is similar to this month's incident in Colombia, which came to light when a prostitute allegedly demanded more payment from a Secret Service agent. Twelve agents have been dealt with in the past two weeks, and 12 members of the military are accused of participation, according to AP.

As Mark wrote earlier, some of the Secret Service personnel said privately similar behavior occurred on other official trips. During her testimony yesterday, Napalitano said investigators had searched Secret Service records for the past 2 1/2 years and found no reports of misbehavior; they're examining older records. However, the alleged incident in El Salvador falls within the 2 1/2 year time frame.

Update at 1:13 p.m. ET. Statements From The U.S.:

We've updated the post above to reflect reaction the United States. Here's the full statement sent to NPR's Tamara Keith by Secret Service spokesman Max Milien:

"The recent investigation in Cartagena has generated several news stories that contain allegations by mostly unnamed sources. Any information that is brought to our attention that can be assessed as credible will be followed up on in an appropriate manner."

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