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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Clang! Three Reasons Why Many Shots May Miss Tonight

Apr 2, 2012
Originally published on April 2, 2012 2:52 pm

Two "powerhouse" programs — Kansas and Kentucky.

Rosters full of potential NBA stars.

All the hype you would expect from an NCAA men's basketball championship.

But, alas, don't be surprised if there aren't as many "silky smooth jumpers" and other great shots as you might expect during tonight's big game, NPR's Mike Pesca reports.

Three things are working against the teams:

-- The game's being played in a dome; in this case, the New Orleans Superdome.

-- There will be about 70,000 people in the arena.

-- It's a "raised court," meaning the players will be stepping up on to the hardwood and have the sensation of being above their surroundings.

That all combines, coaches tell Mike, to create an environment that's much different than what the teams typically train and play on. It makes things tough. Kansas senior Tyshawn Taylor ("a decent shooter", Mike says) was zero for 17 on three-point shots taken in domes during his college career before Saturday's game against Ohio State, in which he missed three more.

Oh, and there's also the pressure of being in the championship.

Still, the action should be intense. And though Kentucky is heavily favored, USA Today says, there is a way Kansas may be able to come out on top:

"You cannot out-skill Kentucky," Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus says. "You've got to hit them, but not in any illegal or dirty way." In particular, he and others say, Kansas needs to go right at Kentucky star Anthony Davis and keep putting pressure on him all game.

"You have to keep him occupied with a body on him," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo adds, according to USA Today. "Do not let him roam. When he roams, he's swatting everything."

Tip-off time is 9:23 p.m. ET, on CBS-TV.

The women's championship game between Baylor and Notre Dame, by the way, is set for Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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