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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Baseball's Josh Hamilton Reportedly Suffers Relapse; Seen Drinking At Bar

Feb 3, 2012

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers, one of baseball's biggest stars and someone who has been battling addiction demons for the last decade, was spotted drinking alcohol at a Dallas bar on Monday, the local Morning News has reported.

The 2010 American League MVP, Hamilton "was suspended for more than three years for drug and alcohol use while in the Tampa Bay organization," missing "the entire 2004 and 2005 seasons," as The Associated Press reminds us.

Then, "in January, 2009, he drank to excess in a bar in Tempe, Ariz." and pictures of him went viral on the Web. Hamilton, an outfielder, is 30 years old.

Now, the Morning News says, "according to individuals familiar with the episode, Hamilton drank alcohol Monday night at Sherlock's Pub & Grill in Dallas. Teammate Ian Kinsler also showed up at the bar for what appeared to be an attempt to persuade Hamilton to return to his home in Westlake."

On the Rangers' website, the team acknowledges "published reports that outfielder Josh Hamilton was seen earlier this week drinking in a Dallas-area bar, but ... otherwise declined to comment."

According to the Morning News, "since breaking into the majors in 2007 with Cincinnati, Hamilton has had former amateur coach Johnny Narron as an 'accountability partner.' Narron followed Hamilton to the Rangers and filled a dual role as assistant batting coach." But Narron left the Rangers club last season and Hamilton does not now have an "accountability partner."

Hamilton's apparent relapse has led to many expressions of sympathy and support from fans on Twitter, such as this:

"Just heartbroken over the Josh Hamilton story. Haven't wanted someone to overcome something so much. Sending up prayers for the hie family." (Lydia Wagner)

Hamilton was a witness to tragedy last season. During a game in July, he tossed a ball into the stands. A man who was trying to catch it fell about 20 feet and later died.

ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth writes that "the Rangers have [previously] expressed an interest in signing Hamilton to a long-term extension, though both sides agreed that if a deal wasn't in place by the time spring training starts later this month, that they wouldn't talk during the season to avoid potential distraction."

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