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 Wins In Dixie, Romney Takes Hawaii And American Samoa

Mar 14, 2012

After another set of presidential contests the story remains much the same — pundits say former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remains the front runner in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continues his strong challenge.

Eyder was live blogging last evening as results came in from Alabama and Mississippi, two states won by Santorum. Later in the evening, we heard that Romney had prevailed in Hawaii and American Samoa.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished second in both Alabama and Mississippi. NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving writes this morning that it's time for Gingrich "to bid adieu and wrap up his bid for the nomination." Romney was third in both those states.

On Morning Edition, NPR's Mara Liasson reported that the Santorum campaign's strategy is to prevent Romney from collecting the 1,144 convention delegates he needs to be nominee — "even if that number is out of reach for Santorum himself." Romney has a lead in the race for delegates, with more than twice as many as Santorum. Gingrich, she said, is showing no signs of quitting.

Some other headlines about the race:

-- "Mitt Romney Muddles On." (Politico)

-- Santorum's Wins "Turn Contest Into Delegate Fight With Romney." (The New York Times)

-- "Santorum Wins Alabama, Mississippi; Bolsters Case As The Main Challenger." (The Wall Street Journal)

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