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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World Bank Chooses U.S.-Backed Kim To Be Its Next President

Apr 16, 2012
Originally published on April 16, 2012 4:11 pm

The World Bank's executive directors have chosen Dr. Jim Yong Kim to be the development agency's next president.

Kim, who most recently has been president of Dartmouth College, is a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization who was nominated to the post last month by President Obama.

By tradition, the bank's directors have followed the USA's lead when it comes to choosing a president — though there was some competition for the post this time. When he selected Kim, Obama said it is "time for a development professional to lead the world's largest development agency."

Kim's 5-year term is set to begin on July 1. He succeeds Robert Zoellick.

Update at 4:15 p.m. ET. An Unusual Choice:

As NPR's John Ydstie explains, "the top job at the World Bank has usually been reserved for financiers, economists or political heavyweights. There have been questions about whether Dr. Kim has the mindset to 'allocate scarce resources' as a banker or economist might do, or whether he's got the political skill to get things done at a global institution that has 187 member nations. But others have praised his qualifications, saying that Dr. Kim's experience makes him ideally suited for the job and that it is time for a development professional to lead the world's largest development agency."

As for the push by developing nations to have the job go to someone from thei world, John notes that "in the end the U.S. candidate prevailed because the U.S. has the greatest number of votes at the bank and it also has the support of Europe, which has the second largest bloc of votes."

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