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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'He's Gone And We're Searching For Answers,' Says Trayvon Martin's Father

Mar 28, 2012

"I haven't even started grieving and I don't think I'll start grieving until I get justice for him."

That's Tracy Martin, father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, moments ago in an interview with Tell Me More host Michel Martin (no relation).

During a conversation due for broadcast on Thursday's edition of Tell Me More, Tracy Martin also said:

-- Reports that the lead investigator and some others in the Sanford, Fla., police department wanted to charge neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with manslaughter for the Feb. 26 shooting, "lets me know that at that time ... there was enough evidence to make an arrest." But, hearing that also deepens the family's pain because, "we wouldn't have had to be put through so much grief, so much strain on our lives had they simply just [done] the right thing."

-- "We're not saying Trayvon was perfect," but reports about his three school suspensions are "just an attempt to assassinate his character."

"Trayvon was a very good individual. ... He lived a decent life ... was a God-fearing child ... he had morals, he had principles, he had standards."

-- "Trayvon was me. That was my kid. ... I truly miss him, love him and this hurt won't go away easy."

-- The only thing he can tell his other two sons about their brother's death is that "he's gone and we're searching for answers."

As we said above, much more from the conversation will be on the air Thursday. Click here to find an NPR station that broadcasts Tell Me More.

Earlier this afternoon, NPR's Corey Dade posted for us about his conversation today with Tracy Martin.

Zimmerman, according to police, claimed self defense. He had called police to report that a "suspicious" young black man was walking through his neighborhood. Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin for a time and at some point they came together. From there, the facts are not clear about what happened. But Martin's family and supporters suspect he was the victim of racial profiling and that local authorities did not arrest Zimmerman in part because Martin was a black teen.

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