"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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New Wisconsin Poll: Walker Maintains Lead; Obama Gains Strength

May 30, 2012

A new survey of Wisconsin voters shows GOP Gov. Scott Walker maintaining his lead over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democrat who is trying to oust the governor in a recall election Tuesday.

And the survey had good news for President Obama: during the last half of the month, he improved his standing against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Wisconsin.

The Marquette Law School poll, conducted late last week, showed Walker the favorite of 52 percent of the 720 registered Wisconsin voters surveyed. Barrett was favored by 45 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

A similar poll taken by the school two weeks ago had Walker leading 50 percent to 44 percent.

The new survey also showed Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 51 percent to 43 percent. Two weeks ago, the poll showed the presidential race tied at 46 percent each. Nearly half of the voters polled expressed an unfavorable opinion of Romney, with 40 percent saying they looked favorably on the former Massachusetts governor. Obama had a 55 percent favorability rating, with 41 percent saying they viewed him unfavorably.

In an online analysis of the new survey data, the Marquette pollsters found:

-State residents who said they think the state has gained jobs over the last year increased to 38 percent, up from 20 percent two weeks ago. Pollsters said that "voters also said Walker would be better at creating jobs than Barrett by a 50 percent to 43 percent margin."

-Just over half of those surveyed said they have a favorable opinion of Walker, with 41 percent expressing similar sentiments about Barrett. Both Walker and Barrett are seen in an unfavorable light by 46 percent of Wisconsin voters.

-Though voters were divided on how they think Walker has performed as governor, more than half of those surveyed said they believe the state is "going in the right direction." Forty-four percent said "things have gotten off on the wrong track." And 54 percent expressed the view that changes in state government over the past year - including a rollback in public union collective bargaining rights - will make the state "better off in the long run."

-And, in a finding that will likely hearten Walker's get-out-the-vote workers, the pollsters said that 92 percent of GOP voters surveyed said they are "absolutely certain to vote" in next week's recall election, far outpacing the 77 percent of Democrats who said they were similarly motivated. Eighty-four percent of independents said that they, too, are certain to vote.

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