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Let the record show: neither version of those lyrics contains the phrase "all lives matter."

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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.

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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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Romney Tries To Turn The Outsourcing Table On Obama

Jun 26, 2012
Originally published on June 26, 2012 6:43 pm

Mitt Romney's campaign has an obvious challenge: how best to combat charges from the Obama campaign that when the all-but-official Republican nominee was in the private sector, he was heavily involved in offshoring the jobs of U.S. workers? (Obama's campaign has new ads up in Iowa, Ohio and Virginia banging on that point.)

One approach is defensive, certainly. Deny the accuracy of the charges, which Romney's campaign has been doing recently.

Another tactic is to go on the offensive on the offshoring front. That's a little tougher to do with Obama: He doesn't have much of a private-sector record on which he can — like Romney — be accused of outsourcing jobs.

But that doesn't mean Romney's campaign hasn't found a way to counterattack Obama. It charges that on Obama's watch, a number of U.S. multinational companies have created more jobs for workers abroad than in the U.S.

Romney's campaign pointed to an April 26 Wall Street Journal story headlined "U.S. Firms Add Jobs, but Mostly Overseas" in an attempt to put the Obama campaign on the defensive. In other words, maybe Romney's campaign can't accuse Obama of directly shipping jobs overseas, but it can suggest that his policies have led to that result.

Of course, going all the way back to the 2008 campaign, the president has repeatedly said that one reason U.S. companies create jobs overseas at a higher rate than at home is tax incentives. So the Obama campaign won't have to look long and hard for a rebuttal, as it has repeatedly called for reforms to the tax code to address this.

In case the first charge about multinationals doesn't do the trick, the Romney campaign charges that most taxpayer dollars from the 2009 economic stimulus — the better part of $1 trillion — went to overseas companies. Andrea Saul, a Romney campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement emailed to reporters:

"President Obama thinks that economic development means sending billions of taxpayer dollars to foreign-owned companies and rewarding donors with money from his failed stimulus program."

As I wrote this, I received an email Saul sent to reporters, an item headlined "O is for Outsourcing" from a conservative website called the Washington Free Beacon. The story alleges that the Obama campaign has used Canadian and Filipino telemarketing firms.

The Romney campaign pointed to an ABC News report on a journalistic investigation alleging that most of the stimulus dollars spent on renewable energy went to companies and workers based abroad.

An investigative reporter at FactCheck.org examined similar allegations, which wound up in an ad by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity. He concluded:

"While it's fair to say that the stimulus money likely created some jobs overseas, it's not fair to say that all of that money went to foreign jobs. That ignores the realities of our global economy, in which some American companies manufacture overseas, and vice versa ..."

It's too early to tell whether the Romney campaign's attempt at counterattacking the Obama campaign's outsourcing charges will work. Something to look for, however, would be if the Republican campaign sticks with the approach, since presidential campaigns generally quickly ditch lines of attack that are ineffective and move on.

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