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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.

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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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Media Get Health Care Ruling Wrong, At First

Jun 28, 2012
Originally published on June 28, 2012 7:32 pm



From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.


And I'm Melissa Block. On the biggest story of the day, one of the biggest of the year, two leading television news channels got it wrong. CNN and Fox News mistakenly and repeatedly told viewers that the linchpin of the health care law had just been struck down by the Supreme Court. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik breaks down the reporting breakdown.

DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: It's as though the journalistic adage was get the story first, then get it right.


KATE BOLDUAN: ...the opinion. But I want to bring you the breaking news that according to producer Bill Mears, the individual mandate is not a valid of...


BOLDUAN: ...not a valid exercise of the Commerce Clause. So it appears as if the Supreme Court justices have struck down the individual mandate, the centerpiece of the health care legislation.

FOLKENFLIK: That was CNN's Kate Bolduan at 10:07 a.m. Eastern time today amid a raucous scene outside the court. Anchor Wolf Blitzer picked up the scent.


WOLF BLITZER: That would be history unfolding right now. We're going to get a lot more information. This is just the initial headline that we're getting from inside the Supreme Court.

FOLKENFLIK: Or not the headline at all. Over on Fox News, Bill Hemmer said much the same.


BILL HEMMER: The individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional.

FOLKENFLIK: But pretty soon, Hemmer invoked a new doctrine as he talked to Fox News' Megyn Kelly.


HEMMER: We talked about the fog of law. And to our viewers at home, be patient with us as we work through this. Megyn, you're seeing something now.

MEGYN KELLY: Wait, we're getting conflicting information.

HEMMER: What is that?

KELLY: We're getting conflicting information.

FOLKENFLIK: And for that matter, so was CNN. Over to you, Wolf.


BLITZER: If, in fact, that's the final word on the individual mandate, it could be a little bit more complicated.

FOLKENFLIK: As indeed it was. Fox's Kelly cited scotusblog.com as she first switched the call. And some minutes later, CNN's Bolduan reversed herself too.


BOLDUAN: What we are reading here is that the individual mandate may be upheld under a narrow reading of the Constitution, not under the Commerce Clause. We're talking about the taxing clause, Wolf. Very...

FOLKENFLIK: Fox remedied but didn't quite apologize or call it a correction on air. CNN took its time but ultimately apologized and posted a full correction. So what went wrong? Well, on page two, the ruling found the individual mandate was not constitutional under the Commerce Clause, but a page later, it upheld the mandate as a permissible tax. The two networks didn't wait to absorb page three. NPR political talk show host Diane Rehm, relying on CNN, got it wrong too during her show, though NPR's own reporting got it right. But for that matter, President Obama was also fooled. He was watching both CNN and Fox. David Folkenflik, NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.