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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Yemen: More Killing; Reporters Look Back At Uprising, Ahead To Uncertainty

Mar 5, 2012
Originally published on March 5, 2012 10:12 am

There's news from Yemen today that's depressing in its familiarity:

"Al-Qaida militants launched a surprise attack against army bases in southern Yemen, killing 78 soldiers, seizing weapons and parading 55 troops they had taken captive through the center of a town under their control, military officials said.

"The battle in Abyan province shows how militants have taken advantage of the political turmoil created by the year-long uprising against then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh who last month handed over power to a successor." (The Associated Press)

Also today, on Morning Edition, NPR's Kelly McEvers brought listeners the voices of three Western journalists who were in Yemen last year to witness the mass protests against Saleh's regime and the brutal crackdowns that followed. One of those freelancers is Iona Craig, who has written often for The Times of London. She spoke about being in Sana'a, Yemen's capital, last March 18 when dozens were killed as security forces fired on protesters.

"As I was filming with my phone, I saw a guy — a Yemeni guy — directly opposite me," Craig said, "on the other side of the street as I was doing that, he was doing the same and he got his head blown off. And so I then thought, 'Yeah, this is time to get out of here.' "

Craig posted some of the video on her Tumblr blog.

Despite the dangers, the reporters want to stay on in Yemen to see how the story turns out. As Iona Craig tells Kelly, she's anxious to see how the story turns out. "It's all so complicated, that's what makes it quite gripping. You can never sit back and say, 'Yeah, I know everything about Yemen.' And if you do you're a complete fool."

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