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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Space Shuttle Discovery Is On Its Last Flight

Apr 17, 2012
Originally published on May 23, 2012 10:51 am

After 148 million miles and 365 days in orbit, space shuttle Discovery has completed its final mission. This morning it traveled atop a jumbo jet from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the Northern Virginian suburbs of Washington, D.C., landing at its new home just after 11 a.m. ET.

We kept an eye on the flight, which NASA webcasted here, and updated as the mission continued.

NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce had much more about Discovery's last trip, and those of the other now-retired shuttles, on All Things Considered.

Update at 12:05 p.m. ET. Talk About Being Excited:

Here's what it was like at Centreville Elementary School in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., when Discovery passed over this morning. As you'll see in the video, the children were quite excited.

Update at 11:05 a.m. ET: Discovery Has Landed.

Update at 10:25 a.m. ET. Heading For Its Final Landing:

NASA has turned the camera back on at Dulles International Airport, and Discovery looks to be headed for a landing shortly.

Update at 10:16 a.m. ET. Pass Number Two For Us:

Discovery looks to be doing a circle over the nation's capital. It just passed by our windows again. The sky is partly cloudy, by the way, but as she came past there were beautiful blue breaks in the clouds behind.

Update at 10:10 a.m. ET. We Saw It!

And we didn't even have to leave The Two-Way desk — Discovery just passed over Washington, D.C., again, heading over Capitol Hill, and we could see it out our third-floor window.

Update at 10:02 a.m. ET. Another Pass Over D.C.:

NPR's Craig Windham tells us Discovery is now coming back for another pass over the nation's capital. It's coming past the National Mall and bridges over the Potomac River to Virginia. Earlier, NPR's Patrick Cooper snapped a photo from our rooftop.

Update at 9:55 a.m. ET. Over D.C.:

NPR.org's Amy Morgan, who's on the roof at h.q. here in downtown Washington, says she just spotted Discovery coming over the nation's capital.

Update at 9:45 a.m. ET. A Dulles Fly-Over:

Discovery is flying past Dulles International Airport, where she'll be landing later, and looks to be heading east toward Washington, D.C.

Update at 9:37 a.m. ET. There She Is:

Discovery is now on NASA's webcast again it she approaches the D.C. area.

Update at 9:34 a.m. ET. Activity At Dulles:

A small NASA jet just took off from Dulles International Airport, presumably because Discovery is nearing the D.C. area and will be escorted on its approach.

Update at 9:20 a.m. ET. Ahead Of Schedule?

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says on its Twitter page that "we've learned the flight of the Space Shuttle is running about 30 minutes ahead of schedule into the DC area."

Update at 7:30 a.m. ET: NASA's webcast has switched to prerecorded pieces. We'll keep an eye on it to see if it goes back to live coverage as Discovery nears Washington, D.C.

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