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.

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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.

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Editor Who Misled 'Oregonian' About Colleague's Death Is Fired

Mar 16, 2012
Originally published on March 16, 2012 2:14 pm

The "family friend" who told The Oregonian that its editorial page editor was in his car on Saturday when he died of a heart attack turns out to have been another editor at the newspaper. She says she was trying to protect Caldwell's family from the public embarrassment that would come with the truth: that he had been in the apartment of a young woman with whom he was allegedly having sex.

Because she misled others at the newspaper, Kathleen Glanville is now out of a job. She had been an editor on the Oregonian's breaking news team, Willamette Week says. But Glanville reports she's been dismissed:

"I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to The Oregonian for the many years that I had the privilege to work there," she wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. "I was fired this afternoon because in the midst of great sorrow for the loss of my dearest friend, I did not share with the paper the embarrassing details of his death, which I knew only because of my close relationship with his wife. I understand the need my newspaper felt ... to punish my violation of journalistic ethics in some way."

As for how the newspaper was misled and on Monday printed erroneous information about Bob Caldwell's death, Oregonian editor Peter Bhatia today posted a long account that says "misinformation, not a coverup," caused the initial error.

It wasn't until later on Monday, he says, after a reporter obtained a police report about Caldwell's death, that "to our shock, we learned the true circumstances of what happened Saturday."

Monday night, the Oregonian told the true story. As for the decision to divulge the tawdry nature of Caldwell's death, Bhatia writes that:

"Frankly, this was a no-win choice. If we went with the story, we would be criticized for besmirching a good man and further hurting his family. If we held the details back, we would be accused of a cover-up. ...

"In the end, the call to publish ... was the only decision. ... First, it was the truth and it was news. Second, if the person in question were of similar stature elsewhere in the community, we would almost certainly have published the circumstances of his death. Third, we had the original details wrong and the paper's integrity required we clarify the facts."

Caldwell's widow, Lora Cuykendall, wrote earlier this week on her Facebook page that her husband "would have understood why The Oregonian needed to print the story."

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