"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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As Wildfires Rage, 'A Helpless Feeling'

Jun 13, 2012
Originally published on June 14, 2012 10:14 am

There are now at least 19 large wildfires burning in nine Western states U.S. Forest Service officials say.

And it's "a helpless feeling" when you're home is in the path of such an inferno, Jeff Corum of Larimer County, Colo., tells The Denver Post. He fled his house early Sunday as "nearby flames were shooting about 50-feet high into the night sky," the Post reports.

Corum would, however, rebuild if his home is gone. "In a heartbeat," he says. "It's paradise up there."

According to the federal government's interagency InciWeb, the High Park Fire about 15 mines west of Fort Collins, Colo., has burned more than 46,000 acres and is only 10 percent contained.

In New Mexico, the Whitewater Baldy Complex fire east of Glenwood has covered more than 280,000 acres and is 51 percent contained. Also in New Mexico, the Little Bear fire in the White Mountain Wilderness has covered nearly 38,000 acres and is 35 percent contained.

Other western states where fires are blazing: California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.

As The Associated Press reports, "firefighters throughout the West are coping with drought, stands of trees killed by bark beetles, more residents in forested areas and a decades-old buildup of fuel — the legacy of quickly stamping out fires."

In the Rocky Mountain State, our colleagues at KUNC say, "fire crews are up against a troubling forecast today of more hot temperatures and gusty winds."

The outlook is for more of the same in coming years, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who warn that "climate change is widely expected to disrupt future fire patterns around the world, with some regions, such as the western United States, seeing more frequent fires within the next 30 years."

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