"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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Webb Simpson Wins U.S. Open; Miami Heat Takes 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals

Jun 18, 2012

The two sports stories that matter the most this morning:

-- Golf. Webb Simpson won his first major golf tournament, outlasting Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell to take the U.S. open title on Sunday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. He finished the Open at 1-over par. As ESPN writes, the 25-year-old Simpson triumphed because of "four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn, and a tough par from the collar of the 18th green. ... Furyk bogeyed two of his last three holes, and McDowell couldn't recover from a bad start and too many tee shots in the rough."

For those who keep track of Tiger Woods, he finished back in the pack at 7-over par. The full scoreboard is here.

On Morning Edition: Linda Wertheimer talks to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan about the Open.

-- Basketball. The Miami Heat, "took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals with a 91-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night" in Miami, as The Associated Press writes. LeBron James led the way for the Heat with 29 points and 14 rebounds. The full box score is here.

Game four, also from Miami, is set for Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. ABC-TV is the broadcaster. It's a best-of-seven series.

On Morning Editon: Mike Pesca reports from Miami.

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