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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Tuesday Political Grab Bag: Supreme Court Gets To Nub Of Healthcare Issue

Mar 27, 2012

Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act entered their second day Tuesday, with the justices moving from the technicalities of the first day to exploring the legal issues at the heart of whether the law is constitutional or not.

President Obama used humor to downplay a partisan tempest caused by a candid comment to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev that was picked up by an open mic in which Obama said he'll have "more flexibility" in missile-defense negotiations after re-election.

The Environmental Protection Agency was expected to issue on Tuesday the first regulations restricting greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants. The new standard is expected to be easily met by natural gas-powered plants but would essentially ban new coal-burning facilities since their emissions generally exceed the new limits.

Rick Santorum has performed much better with Protestant evangelicals than with Catholics which has come as something of a surprise since the Republican presidential candidate is a very vocal Catholic himself.

Some House Republicans are urging Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders to do more to acknowledge the reality of an improving economy and to start taking credit for the improvement instead of allowing Obama to claim all the credit.

Newt Gingrich has started to charge $50 for posed photos with him at campaign events, which is being read as a signal that his presidential effort is desperate for cash to keep going.

Some Senate Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, were working on their own version of the DREAM Act which would offer a path to citizenship to certain young undocumented immigrants in an attempt to make the party more attractive to Hispanic voters.

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