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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.

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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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Santigold: 'Blown Away' By Fela Kuti

Jun 21, 2012
Originally published on August 28, 2012 4:30 pm

All Things Considered continues its "Mom and Dad's Record Collection" series with singer Santi White, who's best known by her stage name, Santigold.

White says her father steered her artistic development by introducing her to the music of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti at a young age.

"My dad played so much music in the house, so much amazing music, and he was a huge fan of Fela," she says. "He even took us to see him when he came to Philadelphia. It was amazing."

White says she was struck by the women she saw and heard at that concert.

"I remember I was 7, and there were all these ladies onstage, and they didn't have tops on, so I was just amazed," she says. "I remember I came home and I was like, 'I can do the African dance!' and I, like, dropped to the floor. So, aesthetically, I was blown away already."

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This summer, we're asking people for audio memories, music they discovered through their parents for our series, Mom and Dad's Record Collection. Today, the singer, Santigold.


SIEGEL: She's known for a unique blend of rock, R&B, soul and pop and for a strong female image.


SIEGEL: Santigold told us her sound was inspired by her father.

SANTIGOLD: I thought my dad was really cool for his music tastes because he was actually a lawyer, but he was so into music. And I think maybe, if he had a different upbringing, he probably would have been an artist. And he used to take us to the music store every weekend and just let us pick out music from age, like, six.

SIEGEL: We asked Santigold to tell us about one song that she remembers and she had an immediate answer.

SANTIGOLD: The song that I discovered through my father was the song, "Lady," by Fela Kuti.


SANTIGOLD: My dad played so much music in the house, so much amazing music, and he was a huge fan of Fela and he even took us to see him when he came to Philadelphia. It was amazing. I remember I was seven and there was just all these ladies on the stage and they didn't have tops on, so I was just like amazed. I was like, oh, my gosh. And then they were doing these dances. I remember I came home and I was like, I can do the African dance, and I, like, dropped to the floor. So aesthetically, I was blown away already.


FELA KUTI: (Singing) (Unintelligible).

SANTIGOLD: Just the sense of rhythm and the syncopated, you know, all the different parts coming in, then the (unintelligible). I think that's the type of thing that I innately was affected by.


KUTI: (Singing) (Unintelligible).

SANTIGOLD: This song, also, in particular, I mean, when I was old enough to understand what was being said - because, you know, for years, I'd just sing along and not really think about it - but he's talking about women.


KUTI: (Singing) African woman (Unintelligible).

SANTIGOLD: To me, it was kind of sexist. I figured this out and he was just basically saying that, like, Western women were not real ladies and real ladies, you know, don't wear pants and don't talk back and all this stuff. And I remember being like, well, I'm not that type of lady and I'm never going to be. You know, so I think that was one of the first songs where I really thought about what it means to be a woman and to figure out that I needed to find that for myself.

And, you know, especially as a musician, in the studio, in particular, it's a very male environment and you got to take control. You got to demand what you want. You got to be unapologetic. And those are the things that I think that makes a strong lady, so that song was an important one for me in so many different ways.


KUTI: (Singing) I want to tell you about lady.

SIEGEL: This is the song, "Lady," by the Nigerian singer, Fela Kuti. It's the song remembered by the singer, Santigold, for our series, Mom and Dad's Record Collection. And we are collecting your stories, too. You can tell us about a memory of one song you learned about through a parent by going to NPR.org. Click on Contact Us and please put Parents Music in your subject line.


KUTI: (Singing) (Unintelligible). Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.