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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For Leap Day Only, A Rare Newspaper Goes To Print

Feb 29, 2012
Originally published on February 29, 2012 11:02 am

At newsstands across France on Wednesday, readers will delight to a humorous broadsheet published every four years on leap day.

At news shops in Paris and around France, readers look forward to their copy of La Bougie du Sapeur every Feb. 29. Published since 1980, the satirical journal is now in its ninth edition. Its title, which translates as "sapper's candle," is taken from an old French comic-book figure who was born on that fateful last day of February.

Jean d'Indy is the editor and publisher of La Bougie du Sapeur. He says it's not hard to find humor in the news.

"We try not to be naughty; we just try to be funny," he says. "But we are not funny. Life is funny. So, it's the way of seeing life which is funny."

D'Indy says La Bougie du Sapeur doesn't cover subjects that have already been exhausted in the press — so it'll stay away from the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal.

The quadrennial newspaper, which costs 4 euros, or about $5, sells 150,000 copies each time around, far surpassing the ailing French dailies. D'Indy has considered offering subscriptions — but he says it would be too hard to find people if they moved between publishing dates.

D'Indy has little overhead, because his newsroom is a restaurant where, he says, his writers grease their mental gears with Champagne. Any profits are donated to charity.

The editor attributes the appeal of his newspaper to its rarity. People appreciate what is rare, he says. To make it still more rare, D'Indy has toyed with the idea of publishing only when Feb. 29 falls on a Sunday.

If that happens, readers would have to wait until 2032 for the next edition.

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While Rose Bunch is celebrating her sweet 16, a French newspaper is hitting newsstands for the first time in four years. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley will explain why.

ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: At this news shop in Paris' 15th arrondissement, readers look forward to their copy of La Bougie du Sapeur every February 29th. Published since 1980, the satirical journal is now in its ninth edition. Its title, which translates as Sapper's Candle, is taken from an old French comic book figure who was born on that fateful last day of February. Jean d'Indy is the editor and publisher of La Bougie du Sapeur. He says it's not hard to find humor in the news.

JEAN D'INDY: We try not to be naughty. We just try to be funny. But we are not funny. Life is funny. So it's the way of seeing life which is funny.

BEARDSLEY: D'Indy says La Bougie du Sapeur doesn't cover subjects which have already been exhausted in the press. So they'll stay away from the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal. The quadrennial newspaper - which costs 4 euros, or about $5 - sells 150,000 copies each time around, far surpassing the ailing French dailies. D'Indy says he'd thought about offering subscriptions, but says it would be too hard to find people if they moved between publishing dates. He has little overhead because his newsroom is a restaurant where he says his writers grease their mental gears with champagne. Any money made, d'Indy donates to charity.

The editor attributes the appeal of his newspaper to its rarity. People appreciate what is rare, he says. To make it more rare, d'Indy has toyed with the idea of publishing every February 29th that falls on a Sunday. If he does, readers will have to wait until 2032 for the next edition. Eleanor Beardsley, NPR News, Paris. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.