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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Mine Disaster Investigators To Visit White House, But Not Obama

Feb 13, 2012

Super Bowl and World Series champions do it. Olympic athletes do it. War heroes do it. They all get to visit the White House and meet with an admiring President of the United States.

This Wednesday, the federal mine safety regulators who investigated the deadly 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia will travel to the White House and Capitol Hill. An email to the group lists morning tours of the White House and the Capitol and a "special White House event" at 2 p.m.

That indicated to some the group might be meeting with President Obama, who had highlighted the Upper Big Branch explosion by attending a memorial service for the 29 victims of the tragedy and meeting with the families left behind. Earlier, at the White House, Mr. Obama said the families were in his prayers.

"But we owe them more than prayers," the President added. "We owe them action. We owe them accountability."

Mr. Obama then announced the mine disaster investigation. Most of the 20 or so members of the MSHA investigative team spent most of the next 20 months away from their homes and families, conducting 269 interviews, reviewing 88,000 pages of documents, and inspecting and testing thousands of pieces of physical evidence.

The team's final report was issued in December and largely blames Massey Energy, the owner of Upper Big Branch at the time of the blast, which "promoted and enforced a workplace culture that valued production over safety, including practices calculated to allow it to conduct mining operations in violation of the law," according to the report.

But the President hasn't said much about the mine disaster or the investigation since April of 2010. And when the MSHA investigators return to the White House Wednesday afternoon for the "special White House event," Mr. Obama is scheduled to be in Milwaukee talking about his newly-released budget.

The White House referred questions about the visit to the Labor Department.

A spokeswoman for MSHA says the White House tour in the morning will be confined to the East Wing and will be "self-guided." The team will be in Washington for a "series of post-accident investigation meetings," says MSHA's Amy Louviere, who did not mention any other event at the White House.

"That's all the information I've been given or will be given," Louviere said, adding she was not aware of any possible meeting with the President.

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