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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 arbitration at 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 season for blueberries used to be short. You'd find fresh berries in the store just during a couple of months in the middle of summer.

Now, though, it's always blueberry season somewhere. Blueberry production is booming. The berries are grown in Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest — not to mention the southern hemisphere.

But in any one location, the season is still short. And this means that workers follow the blueberry harvest, never staying in one place for long.

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NewtGingrich.com Is Sending Surfers To Sites And Stories He Wouldn't Like

Dec 21, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's official campaign website — at newt.org — is working fine.

But if anyone types "newtgingrich.com" and hits enter right now, they're not going to see things that the former House speaker would find very funny.

In the last few minutes when we've done that we've been directed to:

-- "Gingrich presidential campaign implodes," a Washington Post story from June.

-- The 2008 video Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi - We can solve it.

-- An Atlantic Wire report from earlier this month headlined "Gingrich's Campaign Still Looks an Awful Lot Like a Book Tour."

-- A "travel guide to Greece," which plays off Gingrich's summer vacation in the Greek Isles.

-- Freddie Mac, the quasi-government mortgage agency that Gingrich did some consulting for — and has been catching grief about from his opponents.

There's talk on Twitter that you might also get directed to Tiffany's website, but that hasn't happened to us yet. Stories earlier this year about the big credit account he and his wife have at the jeweler raised eyebrows.

A WhoIs search for the owner of the domain name newtgingrich.com only tells us it was registered by "Domains by Proxy, Inc." through GoDaddy.com. We'll watch for news about who's behind all this.

At least those folks aren't pointing anyone to a porn site, as happened with "whitehouse.com" for a while.

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