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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Public Radio Music Month/Jazz Appreciation Month

Mar 24, 2012

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and Public Radio Music Month. WVAS-FM is bringing you a very special month of programming.

We begin on April 1st with Bill Boyntons' SwingTown and a musical salute to Gil Scott Heron on his birthday.

On April 12th listen to Jazz at Nite for a musical salute to Herbie Hancock on his birthday.

Join WVAS-FM on Friday, April 13th for a special lunchtime concert, broadcast live, featuring Jilla Webb with Kurt McKinney and the E.D. Nixon Elementary School Choir. This concert can be heard live on 90.7 WVAS-FM or online at www.wvasfm.

Listen to Bill Boyntons' SwingTown on April 22nd for a musical salute to Charles Mingus on his birthday.

On April 25th Jazz at Nite presents a musical salute to Ella Fitzgerald on her birthday.

Listen on April 26th at 6:ooPM for The Art Of The Deejay hosted by Robb Taylor.

WVAS-FM will host our Spring Membership Campaign, The Power Of Public Radio from April 27 through May 2, 2012. Take this time out to renew your membership or become a new member. Support your Station for Jazz, Blues, News and Views by making a pledge or go online now and click Support.

Listen to Bill Boyntons' SwingTown as we salute Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington on his birthday.

Other activities include interviews with Sheila Jordan, Carmen Lundy, Nneena Freelon, Carole Boston-Weatherford and Lenny White on Jazz at Nite and Brian Lenaire, Les Paul Rogue and P. J. Spraggins on Jazz Oasis.

Lock in your dial at 90.7 WVAS-FM or join us online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.wvasfm.org throughout the month of April and enjoy.