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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Reality TV Star Inspired By 'Queen Of Soul'

Mar 12, 2012



And now it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we ask some of the guests of the program to share the songs that keep them inspired. Today we hear from Omarosa Manigault. You might remember her as a take-no-prisoners competitor on the reality television shows "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice." But now she has found a new calling – in the ministry.

Recently, Reverend Omarosa Manigault spoke with us about becoming an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition, and also about the music that makes her spirits soar. And her list was diva-licious, paying homage to some leading ladies of song. Here it is.


WHITNEY HOUSTON: (Singing) And I will always love you. Will always love you.

REVEREND OMAROSA MANIGAULT: Hi, this is the Reverend Omarosa Manigault and this is what's playing in my ear. I have been listening to Whitney Houston since her tragic passing. I've downloaded every single song I could think of. But specifically, I've been listening to her rendition of "I Will Always Love You."


HOUSTON: (Singing) Bittersweet memories, that is all I'm taking with me. So good-bye. Please don't cry. We both know I'm not what you, you need. And I will always love you. I will always...

MANIGAULT: So beautiful. So powerful and such a tragic loss.


HOUSTON: (Singing) ...love you. Ooh...

MANIGAULT: I've also been listening to Adele and her song "Set Fire to the Rain."


ADELE: (Singing) I let it fall, my heart. And as it fell, you rose to claim it. It was dark and I was over. Until you kissed my lips and you saved me. My hands, they're strong. But my knees were far too weak.

MANIGAULT: Oh, my gosh. That girl has the most amazing voice and so powerful and with song just as so catchy. It's been playing on my iPod for the last four weeks.


ADELE: (Singing) But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew. All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true. And the games you play, you would always win, always win. But I set fire to the rain. Watched it pour as I touched your face. Let it burn while I cry 'cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name.


ARETHA FRANKLIN: (Singing) Mary don't you weep. We're going to review the story of two sisters.

MANIGAULT: The next thing I'm listening to Aretha Franklin's gospel album. She has two of them. And she sings so many of my favorite gospel songs like "Amazing Grace" or "Precious Lord" or "Mary Don't You Weep," and this has been very, very inspirational for me and uplifting, and she is just I mean a legend.


FRANKLIN: (Singing) One day while Jesus was away, their dear, their dear ol' brother died. Oh Mary don't you weep. Yeah. Yeah.


FRANKLIN: (Singing) Well now Mary (Mary don't you weep), went running to Jesus.

MANIGAULT: There's no one that can hit the notes like her. And more importantly, it's so soulful and spiritual.


FRANKLIN: (Singing) My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my my sweet Lord. Mary don't you weep.

MARTIN: That was the Reverend Omarosa Manigault telling us what's playing in her ear. If you'd like to hear our previous conversation with her, please go to our website, NPR.org, click on the Programs tab and then on TELL ME MORE.

And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin and you've been listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk tomorrow.


FRANKLIN: (Singing) Come on and show me, show me where you buried him. Show me where you laid him down. And when he got there, Jesus said, for the benefit of you who don't believe, who don't believe in me this evening, I'm gone call this creature, oh yes I am. Oh, yes I am. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.