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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Mich. TV Ad Battle Pt 2: Santorum Uses Humor To Parry Romney

Feb 15, 2012
Originally published on February 15, 2012 3:28 pm

Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has just put up one of the cleverest ads of 2012. (Of course, we're only less than two months into the year.)

The humorous ad called "Rombo", intended to inoculate Santorum in Michigan and elsewhere against the expected bombardment of negative ads from Mitt Romney and his superPAC allies, shows a Romney lookalike with a mud-filled paint-gun stalking and shooting at a cardboard cutout of Santorum in an empty warehouse. The fake Romney misses every time. An excerpt of the ad's copy:

"Mitt Romney's negative attack machine is back at full throttle. This time Romney's firing his mud at Rick Santorum. Romney and his superPAC have spent a staggering $20 million brutally attacking fellow Republicans..."

(h/t Politico's Mike Allen on the ad.)

Meanwhile, Restore Our Future, the pro-Romney superPAC, has a new ad of the very sort Santorum hopes to neutralize as the contest for the Republican presidential nomination heads towards primaries in Michigan and Arizona at the end of the month. An excerpt from the anti-Santorum ad:

"How did Rick Santorum actually vote? Santorum voted to raise the debt ceiling five times. And for billions of wasteful projects, including the 'bridge to nowhere'..."

The ad even tries to link Santorum with Hillary Clinton, saying they both as U.S. senators voted to let convicted felons vote.

That recycled charge is one that PolitiFact found to be misleading and half false since Santorum actually voted to restore voting rights to those who had already served their sentence, not imprisoned convicts.

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