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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Wisc. Stays In Play Even After Primaries

Apr 8, 2012
Originally published on April 8, 2012 12:07 pm



When a presidential campaign leaves a state, political activists and the local reporters who cover the candidates often take a vacation. Not so in Wisconsin this year, where Mitt Romney won the GOP primary this past Tuesday. As Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio reports, recall elections scheduled during the next two months mean there is no spring break in Badger State politics.

CHUCK QUIRMBACH, BYLINE: The bruising state election battle made the Republican presidential candidates compete for the public's attention when they campaigned in Wisconsin. The upcoming recall votes target Republican Governor Scott Walker, his lieutenant governor and four GOP state senators. This weekend, the recall effort collided with the start of baseball season.

TOM BARRETT: Good Packer weather for a Brewers game, huh.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Isn't it though? Yeah.

QUIRMBACH: On a chilly afternoon, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett shook hands outside the Milwaukee Brewers home opener and made his case as one of the four Democrats running against Scott Walker. Barrett got encouragement from many people, but only a polite reception from retired accountant Dick Seelig. Seelig says he strongly believes in Scott Walker and contends the recall just adds to divisiveness in Wisconsin.

DICK SEELIG: It's exhausting , it's frustrating, it's embarrassing, because the whole country is looking at us and they're laughing at us. I see so much that could be done and it's not getting done because too busy fighting each other.

QUIRMBACH: There's nothing embarrassing about the recall to the flock of democratic volunteers helping candidates ahead of next month's primary. Former Milwaukee teachers' union president Dennis Oulahan attended at a town hall meeting where he promoted the candidacy of former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.

DENNIS OULAHAN: You want bumper stickers or a $10 donation?

QUIRMBACH: Oulahan says the extended fight against incumbent Scott Walker is not something he's seen before.

OULAHAN: This is different. This has been going been going on for over a year now. Doesn't look like it's going to slow down anytime soon.

QUIRMBACH: Shyquetta McElroy is not a union member. She's motivated to campaign against Governor Walker because of his proposed cut in the state health care program. Still, she concedes it's all very tiring.

SHYQUETTA MCELROY: And I can't wait till it's over, really, to tell you the truth. But, I mean, we have to do what we have to do. We have to reclaim Wisconsin. So, at the end of the day, that's what it's about.

QUIRMBACH: At a Republican dinner last weekend, the usually mild-mannered Scott Walker said, in effect, bring it on.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER: You see, I look forward to this opportunity. I relish this. This for me and for Becky and for the senators is a chance for us to go across the state and to tell one of the most powerfully positive messages in all the country: we're turning things around.

QUIRMBACH: Republicans may not like to spend so much time, energy and money helping Walker just 15 months into what's supposed to be a four-year term. But the GOP faithful appear ready to work for Walker between now and the gubernatorial election in June. For NPR News, I'm Chuck Quirmbach in Milwaukee.


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