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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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Average Investors Share Facebook Feelings

May 19, 2012
Originally published on May 19, 2012 11:19 am



The Facebook IPO hasn't just sent a jolt of excitement through Silicon Valley, there are many average individual investors who are also thrilled. NPR's Sonari Glinton has more.

SONARI GLINTON, BYLINE: All right. It's a little after 9:30 on Friday. The bell just rang on the NASDAQ, and I'm gonna check in with some regular investors. I'm gonna start with Nelly Sai-Palm. She's a student at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and I'm going to give her a call.



GLINTON: Hey, how's it going?

SAI-PALM: Going well, how are you?

GLINTON: Fine. So tell me what's going on now?

SAI-PALM: I am on my brokerage account, I am about to place my trade for Facebook. So I know it doesn't trade until 11, but given the fact that the market is open, I am still able to place at trade, and so it will be executed whenever it gets open, and hopefully I get it.

GLINTON: Why get in today? Why not wait a couple of - a week or two or more?

SAI-PALM: Just because I've followed it a lot. I think it's a great company. I mean, I have some concerns, like I'm sure you've heard all the concerns like, you know, tech companies don't necessarily always do well, but I feel like there's possibility it's gonna really go high, in which case then I want to be able to buy some of the stock today, so I kind of don't want to miss out on the action.

GLINTON: Sai-Palm placed and order, and she was only willing to pay $40 a share, and she bought it at that price, and so did John Rutkowski of Newark, Delaware.

JOHN RUTKOWSKI: You know, it's better to come to the dance early than late. Yes, there are plenty of IPOs that will crash and die off.

GLINTON: Are you feeling lucky?

RUTKOWSKI: I'll feel lucky when I analyze it six months from now and say, was that a good a decision or not a good decision?

GLINTON: It's 4:28 on Friday, and after opening at $42.05, shares of Facebook fell to $38.37, which is near the price that was set for the initial public offering of stock. We're going to check in with our two investors to see what they think. Let's start off with John Rutkowski.

RUTKOWSKI: It didn't meet expectations. The hype was greater than what the market would bear.

GLINTON: I asked you earlier if you were feeling lucky. Are you feeling lucky?

RUTKOWSKI: I feel lucky that it didn't go to $3, yes. I feel lucky in that regard.

GLINTON: And now Nelly Sai-Palm of Chicago.

SAI-PALM: I was very excited, and then I kept thinking before I started trading, did I make a mistake, you know, by not being willing to bid more for each share, and I was like, you know what, it will be what it will be. I'm very confident that, you know...


SAI-PALM: ...whatever happens will happen. I'm going to have to live with my decision.

GLINTON: Que sera sera.


SAI-PALM: Exactly.

GLINTON: Sonari Glinton, NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.