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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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Donald Trump wrapped up his public tryout of potential vice presidential candidates in Indiana Tuesday night with Gov. Mike Pence giving the final audition.

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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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Presidential Race Takes Libertarian Tilt In Nev.

May 6, 2012
Originally published on May 6, 2012 11:38 am



And in case you missed it, the Libertarian Party held its national nominating convention in Las Vegas yesterday and chose a former Republican named Gary Johnson as its presidential nominee. Meanwhile, in Sparks, Nevada, supporters of Republican presidential contender Ron Paul dominated the state's GOP convention with Paul himself addressing the gathering. NPR's David Welna has more.

DAVID WELNA, BYLINE: It came as no surprise that the Libertarian Party put Gary Johnson at the top of its ticket. He got 70 percent of the votes at the party's nominating convention after dropping out as a candidate in the Republican presidential race in January. The former two-term GOP governor of New Mexico wants to pull the U.S. troops out of Afghanistan immediately. He wants same-sex marriage recognized nationally and he wants marijuana legalized, much as alcohol was when Prohibition ended.

GARY JOHNSON: I don't smoke pot. I don't drink alcohol. But I have drank alcohol and I have smoked marijuana, and I will tell you that in no category is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol.

WELNA: Johnson hopes to get the minimum 15 percent support in national polls that he'd need to be in next fall's presidential debates. For that, Johnson is counting on the supporters of Ron Paul, the 1988 Libertarian presidential candidate and who seems to have little chance of being the Republican nominee this year. But Paul is showing no signs of dropping out of the GOP presidential race. Yesterday, he brought hundreds of supporters to their feet at the GOP state convention here in Sparks.

RON PAUL: I think it's very important that we restore confidence in the Republican Party, that we are the fiscal conservatives, we care about personal liberty and we care about a foreign policy that provides for a strong national defense without going into war carelessly.


WELNA: Paul supporters packed the convention, as they have in other states that held primary caucuses. They don't consider Mitt Romney the inevitable Republican facing off with President Obama in November, even though Paul has not yet won a single primary. David Welna, NPR News, Sparks, Nevada.


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