"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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Romney's 'Day One' Filling Up Quickly

May 24, 2012
Originally published on May 24, 2012 12:21 pm

The Mitt Romney campaign on Thursday released a sequel to its "Day One" ad, in which it explains what else the presumptive Republican nominee would do on Jan. 21, 2013, if elected president. (This assumes Romney would reserve Jan. 20, 2013 — when he'd have half a day in office — to enjoy his swearing-in and the accompanying pomp and circumstance.)

Romney's first-day-in-office checklist already included: approve the Keystone pipeline, introduce tax cuts, and issue an order to replace President Obama's health care law with "common sense health care reform." Those were announced last Friday in the "Day One" ad.

In Thursday's sequel, the list grew to include: announce deficit reductions, stand up to China on trade, and begin repeal of "job killing regulations".

Wondering what Barack Obama did on his first day in office?

The New York Times reported that on Jan. 21, 2009, a newly elected President Obama held his first meeting on Iraq and Afghanistan, signed an executive order instituting a pay freeze for White House employees earning in excess of $100,000 a year, phoned the leaders of Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, and met with his economic advisers.

According to the Times, Obama walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president at 8:35 a.m.:

"He read the note left behind by George W. Bush, which was sitting in a folder on top of the desk, with a note marked '44.' Mr. Obama was in the office alone for a brief time, aides said, starting his day after a late night celebrating and dancing at inaugural balls across Washington."

Last month, The Washington Post took a look at the promises and challenges of the first days in office: "A big list for day one (or two or three) is something of a campaign tradition, a way to underline your priorities and show where your predecessor went astray."

It noted that in Obama's first week in office he ordered the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba — which still remains open.

If Romney were elected, The Post reported:

"Similarly, Romney's first-day agenda would not be as easily achieved as he suggests — on day one or, perhaps, ever. Some of his ideas seem predestined to run aground on Capitol Hill. Others could unspool huge new hassles in the federal bureaucracy."

"'He's going to discover that it is diluted a lot, because there's a thing called a Congress and there's a thing called a Supreme Court,' said Tom Korologos, who helped four Republican presidents — Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — work with Capitol Hill."

"What could Romney expect on his first day? Korologos thought of something President Harry S. Truman said about the incoming President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was used to a general's power: 'He'll sit here and he'll say, 'Do this! Do that!' And nothing will happen.'"

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