"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.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.


Words Of Wisdom Commence For 2012 Grads

May 13, 2012
Originally published on May 13, 2012 12:09 pm



It's graduation season at colleges and universities around the country. And just as Mitt Romney addressed the students at Liberty University, other prominent politicians, entertainers and leaders are joining in that celebrated tradition. Here now, we present a composite commencement address for the class of 2012, drawn from some famous voices over the years.


PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: Board of trustees, distinguished guests...

BARBARA BUSH: ...faculty, parents...

CONAN O'BRIEN: ...undergraduates and all people that just come to these things...

STEVE JOBS: ...I'm honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world.

BENAZIR BHUTTO: Not too long ago, I sat where you now sit.

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: I'll try not to belabor you with some of the standard rhetoric that is beloved of graduation speakers.

OPRAH WINFREY: I can say that nobody knows where you'll go in your life.

O'BRIEN: Whatever you think your dream is now, it will probably change, and that's OK.

BONO: But whether it's this or something else, I hope you'll pick a fight and get in it. Get your boots dirty, get rough.

REAGAN: There will come times in the lives of all of us when we'll be faced with causes bigger than ourselves.

WINFREY: Don't be afraid, because there is no such thing as failure.

O'BRIEN: Nietzsche famously said whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. What he failed to stress is that it almost killed you.

JOBS: I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love.

BUSH: At the end of your lives, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.

KENNEDY: Finally, my fellow Americans, let us examine our attitude toward peace and freedom here at home.

REAGAN: We need your youth, we need your strength, we need your idealism.

BONO: Well, this is the time for bold measures, and this is the country and you are the generation.

O'BRIEN: And finally, wearing colorful Converse high-tops beneath your graduation robe is a great way to tell your classmates that this is just the first of many horrible decisions that you plan to make for the rest of your life. Thank you very much and congratulations.

BUSH: Thank you.

BONO: Thank you.

REAGAN: Congratulations and God bless.

WINFREY: May your future be worthy of your dreams.

MARTIN: Words of wisdom from commencement speeches delivered by John F. Kennedy, Barbara Bush, Conan O'Brien, Steve Jobs, Benazir Bhutto, Ronald Reagan, Oprah Winfrey and Bono.


MARTIN: And you're listening to NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.