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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Renee Rosnes Quartet On JazzSet

Apr 14, 2011

In her 20s, Vancouver's Renee Rosnes received a Canada Council of the Arts grant to study jazz in the U.S. High-profile artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson (to name a few) gave her high-powered support. Blue Note Records signed and kept her on the label for more than a decade. She was a regular member of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and then a founding member of the SF Jazz Collective from San Francisco. And, on this JazzSet, Rosnes leads her quartet in New York at the world-famous Village Vanguard — where, she says, "I can turn to my left" and right, and over her shoulder, "and see the face of a jazz fan sitting a few feet away from me."

Rosnes' first turn here was in saxophonist Henderson's all-woman rhythm section, with Marlene Rosenberg on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums. Throughout the week, "a horde of [my piano] heroes" came down the stairs to see Henderson's new band, and Rosnes had to show grace under pressure. She's good at that.

As the leader and composer for her group, Rosnes favors the pretty combination of piano and vibes, and writes for it. Vibraphonist Steve Nelson "can throw the blues into everything. [...] The ideas he comes up with make me laugh, make all of us laugh." Bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash have played with Rosnes for a long time; they're a tight group.

From the awning to the door, the banquettes, the walls, the velvet curtain and, on this occasion, the opening tune ("Rouge"), red is the key color at the Vanguard. John Lewis wrote "Rouge" for the Miles Davis album Birth of the Cool. The group moves through Milton Nascimento's "Bridges," a piece from Rosnes' great album, Ancestors, and then one for Bill Evans, who used to play here often. He died 30 years ago the night of this set, Sept. 15, 2010. Rosnes remembers that the audience at this second set really listens, inspiring her always-fluid melody-playing and the spin she can achieve in her solos.

This program was originally broadcast April 14, 2011, on JazzSet. The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster were unfolding in Japan. Rosnes comments on her concern for the Japanese people, who are a long-time, steadfast and knowledgeable audience for jazz. They "make comments that let you know they know your work," she says.


Rhonda Hamilton guest-hosts this edition. Recording and Surround Sound remix by Duke Markos.

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