"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 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 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.

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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Six Men Ask Judge To Overturn Convictions In Notorious D.C. Murder Case

Apr 23, 2012
Originally published on April 23, 2012 3:39 pm

Six men wearing bright orange prison jumpsuits appeared in a D.C. courtroom today, seeking to overturn their decades-old convictions in a brutal murder by arguing the Justice Department failed to turn over critical evidence that could have helped them assert their innocence.

The men were snared in one of Washington, D.C.'s most horrific homicides: the sodomy and killing of 48-year-old Catherine Fuller as she walked through a rain soaked alley in the Northeast sector of the city on October 1, 1984. Christopher Turner, who had long maintained his innocence before he finally got out of prison on parole, was the focus of a story on NPR's Morning Edition last year. He is also challenging his conviction.

"This was a verdict of questionable validity," argued Rob Cary, a lawyer who made the opening statement for all of the men trying to throw out the case. "There is an avalanche of new information today that we submit undermines confidence in the verdict."

One of the best hopes for those men, however, was recently dashed when investigators determined that old DNA on clothing found during a move of the crime lab neither implicated nor exonerated any of the defendants convicted for their roles in the Fuller murder.

Four people who pointed to the guilt of some or all of those defendants at the 1985 trial have since recanted – changed their stories — and D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg will hear from them over the course of the two-week-long hearing.

But Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Sweeney, who is leading the case for the Justice Department, told the judge that prosecutors still have plenty of other witnesses to implicate the neighborhood men in the crime.

"This is an incredibly complex case," Sweeney said. "The full record of what [the original government team] did, we stand by. Was it a perfect investigation? No, that doesn't exist....The final call is going to be if this court has confidence in the verdict."

The first witness for the men seeking to overturn the jury verdicts was Clifton Yarborough, who was 16 years old at the time of the murder. He allegedly confessed to police, then took back his confession and went to trial, where he was convicted. Cary, a lawyer for Yarborough, said his lawyers at the time failed to present evidence of his low I.Q. (recently measured at 69 ½) and gave him poor advice.

The other defendants say "tunnel vision" by police desperate for an arrest in the high profile case led to mistakes, such as failing to turn over materials that might have implicated another man in the brutal crime.

The case has been embraced by large D.C. law firms working for free, as well as the Mid Atlantic Innocence Project.

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