"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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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Of True Tales, Fantasy Adventures And Happy-Making Things

Jun 22, 2012

With fearless leader Linda Holmes pounding the pavement at the annual Silverdocs documentary extravaganza, we thought we'd chat about some of our own favorite nonfiction feature films — true tales of obsessions, outrages and tragedies, not to mention Hitler. (Spoiler: We mention Hitler.)

But because we're humongous nerds, we try to dig a little below the surface, too, and talk about what makes a good documentary — the techniques and strategies that go beyond simply pointing a camera at a good story. We even have special-guest expertise: The delightful Barrie Hardymon, whose husband made a documentary about a family secret, is with us this week. (Though the revelation that she despises one cult-classic doc that is near and dear to my people may force us to get un-work-married.)

The line of the show? I'm voting for "It's basically Grey Gardens with meth." I'm betting you can guess who uttered those words; kindly listen to the show to figure out in what context it makes sense.

In part two, we move on to videogames, because (a) they are also things we stare at on screens, and (b) we were feeling fairly random this week. Again, there's some "Oooh, I like this one," but we try to puzzle out what makes some work better than others.

Barrie leads off with another shocking confession about her deprived childhood and her depraved behavior with The Nicest Boy In High School; I admit to wreaking natural and unnatural havoc upon entire populations; Thompson offers up not his own favorite but the current obsession of one of his offspring; and Weldon, per custom, explains why it's important that a game offer you a jumpsuited avatar resembling Joyce DeWitt.

And of course as always, we finish things off with a quick round of What's Making Us Happy — so have a listen, and come join the fray on Facebook.

We make noise all week on Twitter, too, so follow us there if you feel like you need more of our tomfoolery: Linda, Stephen, Glen, Barrie, Mike and me.

Oh, and if you're lazy like me, sign up to get Pop Culture Happy Hour sent directly to you every Friday. Fun! Conveniently delivered!

More linkage for you hardcore types:

A Game Glen Weldon Recommends

A Map That Will Help You Understand Said Game

YouTube Evidence That Stephen Is Not Making Up The Game Eggomania

How To Revisit Your Obsession With 'Adventure'

More On A Documentary That Barrie Highly Recommends

An Excerpt From The Gruesome Horror Novel That Makes Barrie Happy

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