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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Former CIA Officer Indicted On Charges Of Sharing Secrets With Reporters

Apr 5, 2012
Originally published on April 5, 2012 6:49 pm

A federal grand jury in Virginia has indicted former CIA officer John Kiriakou on charges that he violated the Espionage Act by allegedly sharing secret information about some of his colleagues with reporters.

Kiriakou, 47, promised never to divulge classified material when he joined the agency in 1990. But federal prosecutors led by Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald used Kiriakou's own email trail with journalists to build a case against him. The government ultimately concluded Kiriakou had shared the name of an officer operating undercover with an unnamed reporter and that he disclosed the name and contact information for another CIA employee who was involved in the capture of al-Qaida member Abu Zubaydah.

The Justice Department started digging around in 2009, after allegations that defense attorneys and investigators working for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had improperly shared photos of undercover CIA officials with the detainees. Those defense lawyers and investigators did nothing wrong, prosecutors say. Instead, their investigation led instead to someone who once operated inside the government's own ranks — Kiriakou.

The five count indictment mostly mirrors an earlier criminal complaint the FBI unsealed before it arrested Kiriakou earlier this year. He's now free on bond, and due back in court for arraignment April 13th.

Prosecutors say he faces 10 years in prison if he's convicted on the espionage charges and five more if he's found guilty of trying to trick a CIA board into allowing him to publish classified information in his book.

Lawyers for Kiriakou had no immediate comment Thursday, but some free speech advocates have called him a whistleblower for publicly discussing the waterboarding of high value terrorism suspects during the years after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Update at 5:28 p.m. ET. The Sixth Charged:

The Government Accountability Project says Kiriakou is the sixth whistleblower to be charged by the Obama administration using the Espionage Act.

"The Obama administration's unprecedented use of the Espionage Act to target whistleblowers sends a chilling message to any national security worker considering blowing the whistle on corruption and wrongdoing," said the GAP's National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack in a statement. "The Espionage Act is an archaic World War I-era law intended to go after spies, not whistleblowers."

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