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 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.

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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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Donald Trump picked a military town — Virginia Beach, Va. — to give a speech Monday on how he would go about overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs if elected.

He blamed the Obama administration for a string of scandals at the VA during the past two years, and claimed that his rival, Hillary Clinton, has downplayed the problems and won't fix them.

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Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra On JazzSet

Jul 14, 2011
Originally published on August 4, 2014 2:20 pm

Arturo O'Farrill is at the center of a dynasty between his father, composer Chico O'Farrill (1921-2001), and his son Adam, on trumpet here today. Zack, a younger son, plays drums, while Arturo's wife, Alison Deane, is a classical pianist and professor at City College in New York.

O'Farrill's energy is a joyful force. His conducting is physical, his piano playing powerful, as he launches "Rumba Urbana" by Oscar Hernandez of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Then O'Farrill takes a moment to explain that he wrote "A Wise Latina" in tribute to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and took the title straight from the confirmation hearings. A few days after their performance at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra played "A Wise Latina" at the Bronx Children's Museum for Dream Big Day.

Trumpet guest Jon Faddis joins this Grammy Award-winning orchestra for two movements — subtitled "Calidoscopico" and "Exuberante" — from the three-part Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods by Chico O'Farrill. Appreciate Chico's controlled build-up to "Exuberante." Those are big shoes to fill, and Arturo is primed for this role.

Father Chico was born in 1921 in Cuba. He left the island in 1960, never to return, but son Arturo has made several trips, most recently in the autumn of 2010. Arturo, his family and the full Chico O'Farrill Orchestra — Arturo's legacy ensemble, every Sunday at Birdland in New York — traveled to Varadero to play with a local orchestra devoted to Chico's music. Until now, these Cuban musicians did not have printed scores or parts; they had to listen to the albums and transcribe the music. That is a great way to learn, but it's painfully slow. As a gift, Arturo hand-delivered full scores for two Chico O'Farrill compositions and two of his own. He says it was very emotional — "a tearjerker" — to make and receive this gift. For more tears, the Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra played a program in Arturo's grandfather's birthplace with great young musicians from the island and pianist Chucho Valdés participating. As host Dee Dee Bridgewater tells this story on JazzSet, you hear music from our 1998 recording of the Chico O'Farrill orchestra, Arturo on piano, which is available on this page.

The ALJO's new Grammy-nominated album is Forty Acres and a Burro — the winner is announced Feb. 12 in Los Angeles — and they wrap up at Newport with a piece by Gabriel Alegría from Peru, "El Sur" (the South), to let you know that their sphere is ever-expanding. The ALJO is in residence at Symphony Space in New York.


Piano and musical direction: Arturo O'Farrill; trumpets: John Bailey, Seneca Black, Adam O'Farrill, Jim Seeley; saxophone: Peter Brainin, David DeJesus, Jason Marshall, Bobby Porcelli, Ivan Renta; trombone: Takunori Kajiwara, Earl McIntyre, Mark Miller, Gary Valente; bass: Ricardo Rodriguez; drums and timbales: Vince Cherico; bongos and percussion: Joe Gonzales; congas: Roland Guerrero.


Recording by Steve Remote of Aura-Sonic Location Recording. Surround Sound remix by Duke Markos. Thanks to Garrett Nichols.

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