"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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Tentative Deal Clears Way For U.S. Olympic Hosting Bid

May 23, 2012

Olympic officials meeting in Quebec City have reached a tentative agreement in a persistent revenue-sharing dispute responsible, in part, for keeping the Olympics out of the United States for at least 20 years.

The dispute centers on the American share of Olympic revenues. Since 1984, The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has received the biggest portion of the billions of Olympic dollars paid by corporate sponsors and American television networks. And the rest of the Olympic world has resented it.

The twin failures of New York and Chicago to bid successfully for the Olympics were blamed in part on the revenue-sharing dispute. USOC and International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials have been negotiating a new arrangement for two years and the USOC said there would be no future bids for the Olympics until the dispute was settled.

Now there's word out of Quebec City that a deal is ready and will be announced as early as Thursday. An Olympic official familiar with the agreement confirms for NPR the details first reported by Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal:

"The agreement guarantees the USOC approximately $410M per quadrennial, plus inflation and a percentage of revenue from new growth areas. The USOC also agreed to continue to contribute to the cost of future Olympic Games. The new terms cover the period from '20-40. Until then the parties will continue to abide by an agreement reached in '96 that gives the USOC 12.75% of U.S. broadcasting revenue and 16% of global marketing revenue."

Mickle reports that the new revenue-sharing percentages have yet to be disclosed.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams declined to discuss or confirm the tentative agreement, but told NPR "a deal is very close."

Veteran Olympics reporter Steve Wilson of the Associated Press first reported a tentative deal and quoted senior IOC member Denis Oswald of Switzerland.

"It's good if we have an agreement because this has created difficulties in the relations with the USOC," Oswald told the AP. "It's a very important national Olympic committee. It would be very good if this question be resolved."

American corporations and television networks have generated the biggest share of Olympic revenues.

Karen Rosen of Aroundtherings.com, an independent news service focused on Olympic business and politics, reports from Quebec City that "talks were not scheduled to be held until 2013, but the USOC agreed to speed up negotiations when it realized that the issue was hurting its international relations efforts."

The last Olympics in the United States was the Salt Lake City Winter Games ten years ago. No American city will host any Olympics, winter or summer, for another ten years.

An agreement paves the way for a U.S. bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake City, Denver, and Reno-Lake Tahoe have active committees exploring bids for the 2022 Games.

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky warns that "there is no deal until the respective boards vote." The IOC board is meeting in Quebec City and a USOC official who presumably has board authority to approve the arrangement is expected in Quebec City by Thursday.

Coincidentally, the IOC announced Wednesday that Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid are finalists in the bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Baku, Azerbaijan, and Doha, Qatar, were eliminated from the host city contest.

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