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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Tell Us More: Share Your Inner Poet

Mar 20, 2012
Originally published on March 20, 2012 6:00 pm



And now, this programming note. April is coming and it's not just bringing showers. It's bringing poetry. We had so much fun with our Muses and Metaphors series last year, we decided to do it again. To remind you, we decided to commemorate National Poetry Month by combining two of our passions, poetry and social media. And we need your help. Go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters and the hash tag #TMMPoetry.

And just as we did last year, we've asked Washington, D.C.-based poet and performer Holly Bass to review the submissions and work with us to select our favorites and to give you a flavor of what we are looking for, let's listen to a couple of poetic tweets that we aired last year.

Remember, these are short, so listen carefully.

BRENT BETIT: Elogy for Brian. Your soul bulleting into the sky, the rifle's sharp report, a blue heron I saw flying at night, outlined against a quicksilver moon.

CATHERINE RUSSO: I stand here, see the world with aged eyes, appearance of youth like warped glass and now even birds feel heavy in this place.

MARTIN: That first tweet was from Brent Betit, founder of Landmark College in Vermont. That college is designed for students with learning disabilities. You also heard a poem by Catherine Russo, a freelance writer from Washington, D.C. and she is also an advocate for children with special needs.

Again, you can start sending us your poetic tweets at hash tag #TMMPoetry. If your poem is chosen, we will help you record it. It's our Muses and Metaphors series and it airs throughout the month of April, where we broadcast your poetic tweets. To learn more, go to NPR.org, select TELL ME MORE from the program page and read about it on our blog.

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