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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Santorum Adviser Says Calls To Exit GOP Race Are Premature

Apr 4, 2012

Much of the Republican political establishment, many GOP voters and political analysts were telling Rick Santorum that the time had come for him to end his quest for his party's presidential nomination even before Tuesday when he failed to win any of three primaries.

Those calls had only increased by Wednesday as Santorum fell further behind Romney in the delegate count.

But if Santorum and his team were close to taking that advice, that didn't come across in an interview NPR's Audie Cornish, an All Things Considered co-host, conducted with John Brabender, a top adviser to the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.

"We knew this would be a tough battle and, frankly, we acknowledge that Gov. Romney is ahead.

"But I think it would be a mistake for anybody to just say, 'Well, we're halfway through the contest. Let's call it.' We would never do that with the Super Bowl. I'm not sure why we would do that here."

Team Santorum is pinning its dwindling hopes on the possibility that its man could gain momentum from wins in primaries still to come in Pennsylvania, the senator's home state, and Texas, Brabender said. The Pennsylvania contest is April 24; Texas is May 29. Santorum generally has done very well in the South, which is why Texas may still seem like a real possibility to the senator and his campaign's inner circle.

The Santorum adviser acknowledged that those states are now must-wins for his candidate to be able to keep Romney from wrapping up the nomination by reaching 1,144 convention delegates.

"I would say there are two states that we have to win. We have to win Pennsylvania and we have to win Texas. I think there's no doubt about those. I think that's possible to do.

"But the senator has made it very clear. If there comes a time when we know the governor is going to make 1-1-4-4 in terms of delegates, certainly we are going to support him and rally behind him."

For Santorum, however, that time was clearly not Wednesday.

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