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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.

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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 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.

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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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'Seismic Shift' In Europe After French And Greek Elections

May 7, 2012
Originally published on May 7, 2012 12:53 pm
(Note: We updated the market news in this post at midday.)

A victory Sunday by Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande in France and the rejection by voters in Greece of that country's austerity policies have caused a "seismic shift" that threatens the future of the euro, The Guardian writes this morning.

The news sent financial markets down in Europe as the day began — but by later in the day "stock prices picked up," as The Wall Street Journal wrote just after noon in the U.S. "Traders decided the [election] results were largely as had been predicted."

"Markets took fright at the results of the French and Greek elections in early trading on Monday," The Financial Times adds. "But by the afternoon the fear had largely dissipated, as investors became more comfortable with an outcome that was broadly in line with forecasts."

The ripple effects from Sunday's elections may linger for a long time, however. As Reuters says:

"Greece's vote, combined with the victory of Socialist Francois Hollande over incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in a French presidential election, will raise pressure on Europe's paymaster Germany to pursue a more growth-oriented approach to the crisis. But it is far from clear whether Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose insistence on tough deficit reduction in vulnerable southern euro members is popular in Germany, will take more than symbolic steps in that direction, even after Sunday's elections.

" 'This shows that politics is getting out of control in Europe, the gap between politicians and voters is widening, that's what you see in Greece, that's what you see in France,' said Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen."

In the Greek parliamentary elections, according to NPR's Sylvia Poggioli, voters "sent a strong message to their country's international creditors ... rejecting their strict austerity policies."

Meanwhile, French voters seemed to be as interested in "getting rid of Sarkozy" as in electing Hollande, reports Eleanor Beardsley. But she adds that Hollande's first trip outside France will be to visit Germany's Merkel, and that he "plans to renegotiate [the] European austerity pact put in place by Sarkozy" and the German chancellor.

"The fear now is that all the hard work that had gone into getting the second bailout package may start to unravel and we can expect some real pressure on stock markets in the coming days," analyst Justin Harper of IG Markets, tells the BBC.

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