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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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Argentina Debt Case

Apr 21, 2014
Originally published on April 21, 2014 7:53 am



Argentina and its teetering economy will be affected by case being heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case goes back more than a decade and could have wide implications, not just for Argentina's economy, but also to relations with the U.S.

NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

LAURA SYDELL, BYLINE: Back in 2001, when Argentina was in the midst of a financial crisis that resulted in widespread hunger and deprivation, it defaulted on $80 billion in government bonds. The vast majority of its debtors agreed to take less than they were owed. But, some of the debt was purchased by hedge funds like NML Capital in the Cayman Islands.

Ross Buckley, a professor of law at University of New South Wales in Australia, says NML has been fighting to get the full amount.

ROSS BUCKLEY: They are now claiming back 100 cents on the dollar, when the creditors that lent Argentina the full amount of money in the first place are willing to accept a lot less than 100 cents on the dollar, it's very opportunistic behavior.

SYDELL: Those creditors have been following Argentina around the world. The country's president doesn't fly abroad on Argentine-owned planes anymore for fear the jets will be seized by creditors in other countries.

NML Capital fought in U.S. courts to get repayment from Argentina when Argentina uses the U.S. financial system to pay new bondholders. Lower U.S. courts have agreed to this. Now two challenges to those rulings have made their way to the Supreme Court. One of the main issues is something called the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which protects foreign governments from being sued in U.S. courts.

Steven Davidoff, professor of law at Ohio State University, explains the act.

STEVEN DAVIDOFF: If we started enforcing judgments against other countries, they might do the same against us and you'd end up in a mini war.

SYDELL: The case being heard in the Supreme Court today is seen as a prelude to a second case between NML Capital and Argentina that isn't likely to be in front of the court until its next term.

Laura Sydell, NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.