"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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Your Shoes May Say A Lot About You

Jun 14, 2012
Originally published on June 14, 2012 10:43 pm

Shoes can supposedly tell us more about a person than just whether they're sensible or stylish.

Or so researchers from the University of Kansas and Wellesley College say. In a paper published by the Journal of Research in Personality, they report that 208 college students shown photos of shoes were able to fairly accurately "rate the owners on their personality, attachment style, political bent and demographic measures, such as age, gender, and family income," MSNBC writes.

The researchers think the students could tell whether someone's worried about a relationship by their shoes if there were certain telltale signs. Freshly polished? Maybe you're anxious about losing your loved one to another. Scuffed up sneakers? It's more likely you're comfortable about your sole ... oops, soul mate.

This feels to us like a pretty small study and we wonder if there's more work to be done on this important subject.

Here's a test: which Two-Way blogger's feet are in the photo of two feet that graces this post?

Update at 3:55 p.m. ET. And The Pumas Belong To:

Mark.

Looks like most Two-Way readers assumed Eyder's the only sneaker-sporting dude on this blog. Well, think again.

We've added a shot of what he's got on today.

Update at 2:10 p.m. ET: We are, by the way, going to tell you who belongs to those sneakers. Watch for that important update later.

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