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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VIDEO: Rapping Federal Worker Adds To Evidence Of Waste And Excess

Apr 6, 2012

As if there wasn't enough outrage already about the "excessive and wasteful" spending by the federal government's General Services Administration at a 2010 conference in Las Vegas, now there's video evidence that seems to show that some GSA employees think it's funny to joke about wasting taxpayers' money.

The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform has released a rap video made by a GSA employee in Hawaii in which he pokes fun at buying "everything you field office can't afford" and says he'll "spend BA 61 all on fun."

According to the GSA, "BA 61" is a "budget activity that provides funds to all Government-owned facilities that are maintained and operated by the General Services Adminstration. ... BA 61 also funds staff support (including salaries, travel, training, etc.). ..."

The rapper also says, "I'll never be under OIG investigation."

Oops. OIG would be the "office of inspector general." And the GSA's IG is the office that this week issued the scathing report about the Las Vegas conference — a report that led to the forced resignation of GSA administrator Martha Johnson and the firing of two top GSA officials.

But there's more. The video, according to the committee, was given an award at the Las Vegas conference and was played at the "Capstone Dinner Event." And the rapper — Hank Terlaje from one of GSA's offices in Hawaii — was named "honorary commissioner." (He's declined to comment about all this, The Washington Post reports.)

The committee has put together a video that combines the highlights of Terlaje's rap with some scenes from the Capstone Dinner. It's also posted the "complete video & award ceremony.

The videos were given to the committee by the GSA inspector general's office.

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