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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Reporter's Dream: A Mansion Straight Out Of 'Please Don't Eat the Daisies'

Apr 12, 2012
Originally published on April 12, 2012 11:26 am

There was something romantic about the 1960's movie and TV show Please Don't Eat the Daisies. In the film, Doris Day and her husband, played by David Niven, move into a suburban mansion/castle with their four children and their giant dog — and comedy breaks out.

In the film, Niven works for a newspaper. And that brings up a question: In today's world, where could a newspaper (or radio) reporter pick up a mansion/castle?


That's where a nearly 10,000-square-foot house and estate called Stone Hedge is now up for sale — for under $450,000. As the Detroit Free Press reported over the weekend, it's "the historic Boston-Edison residence of Walter O. Briggs ... [who] gained prominence supplying auto bodies to the fledgling car industry in the early 1900s though his company Briggs Manufacturing. ... He also owned the Detroit Tigers from 1920 until his death in 1952."

Designed in 1915, the mansion has "11 bedrooms, seven bathrooms and nine fireplaces on more than an acre" of land, the Freep adds. (Click here for a selection of photos if you want to see what Stone Hedge looks like inside and out.)

My colleague Steve Henn, who covers the tech business for NPR in Silicon Valley, points out that for the same amount of money, you would only get a 1,200-square-foot condo in Mountain View, Calif.

And for a comparable home elsewhere, you could pay $15 million.

To be clear, the average home price in 2011 in Detroit was $97,800 — below the Midwest average that hovers around $120,000. Houses like this don't go on sale that often.

Maybe if I got a bunch of roommates, I could make my Please Don't Eat the Daises dream a reality. Doris Day is still putting out albums. She could come stay at the estate in Detroit.

Ms. Day, if you read this: You could have a whole wing to yourself!

[Sonari Glinton is an NPR correspondent based in Detroit.]

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