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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Coming Up: Obama News Conference With Leaders Of Canada And Mexico

Apr 2, 2012
Originally published on April 2, 2012 2:50 pm

"It's constitutional," President Obama declared this afternoon when asked about the 2010 health care overhaul legislation that was the subject of three days' worth of Supreme Court hearings last week.

He's confident a majority of the justices will agree, Obama added. Many Supreme Court watchers are less certain.

The president make those comments in response to a question that came up during a joint news conference at the White House with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

They've been holding discussions focused on trade and economic growth across North America.

We used this post to live blog as they spoke.

Update at 2:40 p.m. ET. On The Drug Trade And Violence:

The U.S. has an interest in helping Mexico deal with its violent drug trade in part because America is "the ultimate destination for a large part of that [drug] market," Obama says.

Update at 2:20 p.m. ET. Obama Predicts Health Care Law Will Be Upheld:

Asked what he will do if the Supreme Court strikes down all or part of the health care overhaul legislation, Obama says, "I continue to be confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the law."

"It's constitutional," he says, adding that he shares that view with "legal experts across the ideological spectrum."

Obama calls the law "duly constituted and passed."

Update at 2:30 p.m. ET. On Guns:

Both Calderon and Obama pledged to increase efforts to cut the illegal trafficking of weapons across the U.S.-Mexican border.

Update at 2:15 p.m. ET:

The leaders are announcing a "broadened plan for North American pandemic preparedness," Harper says.

Update at 2:03 p.m. ET. "Fruitful And Fluid":

Calderon, in his opening comments, says the leaders have had discussions that are "fruitful and fluid with an exchange of opinions," according to the White House translator.

Update at 2 p.m. ET. Praise For Calderon:

Obama says Calderon has shown "great courage in standing up to traffickers and cartels."

Update at 1:58 p.m. ET. Improving Travel And Trade:

In his opening remarks, Obama says the leaders have "agreed to continue making our borders more efficient and secure so it's faster and cheaper to travel and trade."

Update at 1:55 p.m. ET: The leaders just came to their podiums, in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Update at 1:30 p.m. ET: Things are running late.

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