"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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Senate's Top Republican Seeks A Cue From Romney On Immigration

Jun 19, 2012
Originally published on June 20, 2012 7:42 am

President Obama has certainly put Republicans in a tricky spot with his action to essentially activate parts of the DREAM Act that would defer deportations for certain young illegal immigrants.

Come out against the president's stance, popular with many Latino voters but not exclusively so, and Republicans run the risk of further alienating many of those voters.

But come out in support of the president's act, and many conservatives in the Republican base could get angry.

Also, GOP lawmakers aren't exactly all on the same page on the issue. And it appears, as we posted about earlier, that a majority of voters support Obama's position.

So it makes political sense that if there were ever a time for one party leader to allow another party leader to go out first, this is one of those times.

On Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican and the Senate minority leader, told reporters he would let the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee first announce a position on Obama's decision before offering his own position publicly.

The Washington Post reported that McConnell told reporters:

" 'I think we're going to wait and see what Gov. Romney has to say, and we're going to be discussing his views on this,' McConnell told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday. 'I think many of us may have similar views. Others may not.'

"McConnell said he was deferring to Romney because the former Massachusetts governor is 'the leader of our party from now until November — and, we hope, beyond.' "

During the weekend, Romney said he disagreed with Obama's decision. But he didn't spell out what he would do if he wins the White House, as in whether he would repeal the action or not. Romney may give a more definitive answer when he appears Thursday in Florida at a meeting of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

Meanwhile, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democrat who serves as Senate majority leader, had fun at McConnell's and Romney's expense.

The Hill newspaper reported Reid telling reporters:

" 'I can't imagine that he's going to get an answer very soon. Romney has had four, five days, and he was asked four different times on the Schieffer program this weekend what he wanted to do, and he wouldn't answer,' Reid said in reference to CBS's Face the Nation."

Reid was in a mischievous mood. He channeled Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in answering a reporter's question as to whether the majority leader would bring the DREAM Act to a Senate floor vote to smoke out Republicans.

"That's a clown question, bro," Reid said, triggering a gale of journalistic laughter.

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