"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.

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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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Survey Says Apple Pie Rules, But There's Lots Of Room For Variety

Jun 20, 2012
Originally published on June 21, 2012 9:52 am

We are a nation that puts apple pie above all other pies, and yesterday's survey confirms our audience falls right in line when it comes to the forbidden fruit. But that's not the whole scoop on popular pies.

As we reported yesterday, top American pies bought in the store are apple, pumpkin, cherry, blueberry, and Dutch apple.

In fact, 17 percent of the more than 14,000 people who took our survey picked apple as the top pie, which wasn't exactly a runaway victory. You threw us a few curves, too, like putting strawberry rhubarb up there as a close second to apple at 16 percent.

The next most popular pies were pumpkin (14 percent), cherry (11 percent), and blueberry (8 percent), respectively, according to our survey. But hundreds of you made strong write-in cases for pecan, peach and key lime pies to come out on top.

The top pies have remained the most popular for the last five years, says Jonna Parker, who studies bakery market trends account services at Nielsen's Perishables Group. "People like tradition, but more and more in the last five years, they want a change," she says. A change, like trying chocolate pie, or and blood orange, or regional flavors like sweet potato.

But these "new" flavors are nowhere near the popularity of apple or pumpkin, she says.

Pumpkin has had a couple of weird years due to shortages, as we've reported before, which may have contributed to it's slight drop (1.6 percent) in popularity from 2010 to 2011.

And cherry appears to be making a play for apple's crown. According to Nielsen, cherry pie sales grew by 7.8 percent in 2011 over 2010.

Parker attributes the cherry growth to the fruit's growing reputation as a "super fruit" — full of antioxidants. Blueberry may be getting some credibility here, too, for the same reason. "I think people are making that connection," she says.

Despite its broad appeal, there was nary an apple pie in sight at our in-house pie contest yesterday. Jessica Pavone in our development office won with Bubbe Pavone's Honey Caramel Peach Pie, second place went to The Picture Show's Claire O'Neill, with her Easy Peasy Key Lime Squeezy, and third place went to our own Maria Godoy, senior editor on the science desk, for her Medieval Pork Pie.

Stay tuned for more on pies and culture, pies and science, and pies and history right here and on Morning Edition during Pie Week July 2-7. Don't forget to share your favorite regional pies and insights using the hashtag #pieweek on Twitter.

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