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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Thursday Political Grab Bag: Obama To Call For Ending Oil Firm Tax Breaks

Mar 1, 2012

With Republicans blaming his energy policies for higher gas prices and rising fears that U.S. gas prices could hit an average of $5 a gallon, President Obama on Thursday will renew a call Democrats make whenever oil prices rise that Congress repeal tax breaks for oil companies.

Mitt Romney said his misunderstanding of an interviewer's question accounted for why he said he opposed the Blunt amendment that would let employers refuse to provide contraceptive coverage in the health insurance offered workers. He actually does support the amendment, the Republican presidential candidate said.

Romney won the Wyoming straw polll with 38.99 percent of the vote compared with the runner-up, Rep. Ron Paul with 20.83 percent, according to results from the state's Republican Party.

Andrew Breitbart, the publisher of BigGovernment.com who had become a voice of growing influence in conservative media circles and was known for his role in several political controversies, died at age 43 Wednesday evening. His death was said to be from "natural causes" according to the Biggovernment.com web site.

A superPAC has formed with the express purpose of unseating incumbents of either party. National Journal reports the group plans to wade into about a dozen primaries to help defeat incumbents it views as symbols of what's wrong with Washington.

A new poll by Opinion Dynamics gave Sen. Scott Brown, the Republican, a 10-percentage point lead over his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Another recent poll by Suffolk University indicated Brown had a similar lead.

A federal judge in Montana explained he wasn't a racist even though he sent an email with a racist joke involving President Obama's mother from his work account to several people.

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