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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The Masters Begins: Will Tiger Woods Win? Do You Want Him To?

Apr 5, 2012

They're teeing off this morning in Augusta, Ga. It's the Masters, the first of the "major" tournaments for men each year.

Off the course, the major story is whether the club where the tournament is played — Augusta National — has or has not accepted its first female member. Club Chairman Billy Payne wouldn't say on Wednesday whether new IBM CEO Virginia Rometty has been invited. As The Associated Press notes, IBM is one of the tournament's longtime sponsors and the company's previous four CEOs — all men — have been invited to be members at Augusta National.

But Payne, as he has in the past, said again on Wednesday that "all issues of membership have been and are subject to private deliberations of the members." We may just have to wait and see whether Rometty shows up at the club wearing one of its member-only green jackets.

On the course, the big question is whether Tiger Woods will or won't win his first major tournament since 2008 — the year before his private life exploded onto the front pages of tabloids with revelations of extramarital affairs. He's looking to resume his chase of Jack Nicklaus' record 18 wins at majors. Woods has 14 such crowns. His late-March victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational has raised speculation that he's ready to be the game's dominant player again.

On Morning Edition, USA Today columnist Christine Brennan said she thinks Woods will win this weekend.

We're wondering whether folks want him to:

The Masters is being broadcast today by ESPN, starting at 3 p.m. ET. On the weekend, CBS-TV takes over, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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