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"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.

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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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Romney Says Obama Has Failed On Immigration

Jun 25, 2012
Originally published on June 26, 2012 5:27 pm



Mitt Romney was actually in Arizona today. He held fundraisers but no public events. NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now to talk about him. Hi, Mara.


CORNISH: So, how did the Romney campaign respond to today's Supreme Court decision on the Arizona immigration law?

LIASSON: Well, Mitt Romney said he would have preferred that the Supreme Court give more latitude to the states in its ruling. He said now the law has become a muddle. Before he spoke at that fundraiser in Arizona, his campaign issued a statement attacking the president for not passing comprehensive immigration reform.

And one of his press aides gave a very long, kind of strange briefing to traveling reporters. It was kind of a name, rank and serial number briefing, where he repeated over and over again that the governor supports the states' rights to craft their own immigration laws, even though the Court had just said that they didn't. And he just said that over and over and over again. So, this is really a problem for Governor Romney.

CORNISH: Mara, how much of a problem is it for Romney looking at his past statements on immigration and his position today or as sort of people have been analyzing it now?

LIASSON: Well, during the primaries, he turned hard right on immigration. He really used the issue as a battering ram against his opponents, particularly Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry. He said he wouldn't have brought the suit that President Obama brought. He would veto the DREAM Act that allows some young people to stay in this country. He really was very harsh on this issue.

Now, he's changing his tone and he's walking a very fine line between appealing to Hispanics and not angering the GOP base, many of whom believe that any softening of the immigration laws amounts to amnesty. And that's going to cause a problem for him in states like Colorado and Nevada, which are battlegrounds, where he needs Hispanic votes. Now the Arizona law is popular with voters nationwide. But it is extremely unpopular with Hispanic voters.

CORNISH: NPR's Mara Liasson. Mara, thank you so much for talking with us.

LIASSON: Thank you, Audie.



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