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"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!":

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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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Israeli Blames Iran For Twin Attacks On Diplomats

Feb 13, 2012
Originally published on February 19, 2012 8:44 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in pointing the finger at Iran for the explosion of a diplomat's vehicle in India and an alleged attempted car bombing in Georgia.

In the Indian capital, New Delhi, a passing motorcyclist allegedly pulled up alongside the vehicle of the diplomat, described by The Hindustan Times as the Israeli Embassy's administrative attache. The attacker may have "placed 'something' in the rear of the car when it stopped at a traffic signal," the Indian newspaper reported. Meanwhile, a car bomb in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, was defused, officials said.

The explosion in India injured four people, including the car's driver and the diplomat's wife, according to The New York Times. But The Hindustan Times said there were conflicting reports from witnesses, some of whom indicated the vehicle's natural gas cylinder may have caused the blast.

Israel's prime minister, however, expressed certainty that the explosion in New Delhi, as well as the defused car bomb in Georgia, were the work of Iran and its proxies.

"Today we witnessed two attempts of terrorism against innocent civilians," Netanyahu told lawmakers from his Likud Party. "Iran is behind these attacks and it is the largest terror exporter in the world."

He said similar attempted attacks in Azerbaijan and Thailand had been thwarted in recent weeks and that: "In all those cases, the elements behind these attacks were Iran and its protege, Hezbollah."

Netanyahu vowed to take "a strong hand against international terror."

Update at 12:45 EST:

NPR's Lind Gradstein reports from Jerusalem:

Israeli security officials said the attacks could also be connected to the anniversary of the assassination of a senior Hezbollah official, Imad Mughniye, four years ago. Israel was widely believed to be behind that attack.

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