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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Zimmerman Arrested On Murder Charge In Trayvon Martin Case

Apr 11, 2012
Originally published on April 11, 2012 9:13 pm

George Zimmerman, who says he killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense, has been arrested and will face a charge of second-degree murder, says State Attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor investigating Martin's death.

Corey said that Zimmerman turned himself in to the authorities Wednesday.

The arrest and charges come more than six weeks after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot Trayvon, an African-American who was 17 when he died. Zimmerman, 28, was not jailed or charged after the Feb. 26 shooting. Since then, the case has become a cause of both outrage and contention.

Update at 9:12 p.m. EDT: Zimmerman has arrived at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla.

Update at 7:23 p.m. EDT: Zimmerman plans to plead not guilty to murder in the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to his defense attorney, says the AP. Orlando's Local 6 TV station has identified Mark O'Mara as Zimmerman's new lawyer. And after the charges were announced, the station reported O'Mara saying: "I'm expecting a lot of work and hopefully justice in the end."

Local 6 added that O'Mara said that Zimmerman is doing "OK," but that he is also concerned about his future. The attorney said his client was "troubled" by the charges.

Update at 7:07 p.m. EDT: Tracy Martin, Trayvon's father, thanked the family's supporters for their compassion in a news conference held after Corey announced the charges. He later said of Zimmerman, "It feels good to know that he's off the street."

Update at 6:45 p.m. EDT: "We simply wanted an arrest," said Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, in reaction to the news. "We wanted nothing more, nothing less. We just wanted an arrest, and we got it."

Update at 6:27 p.m. EDT: Corey said she has spoken with Martin's parents about bringing the murder charge against Zimmerman.

"They now know that charges have been filed," Corey said of Martin's parents. "We're very proud of the job that law enforcement has done."

Asked by reporters about potential sentences that might be sought against Zimmerman, Corey refused to speculate. She would also not clarify his whereabouts, other than to say he is in custody and in Florida. And a location for the trial has not been set.

The charges reportedly carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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In addition to sparking a national discussion about race, the Trayvon Martin case has also brought new scrutiny to states that have a "stand your ground" law, which expands the circumstances under which people can make a claim of self defense.

The charge of second-degree murder is often made in cases in which prosecutors believe that a killing was intentional, but not premeditated.

On Monday, Corey announced that she would not be taking the case to a grand jury this week — a sign that many interpreted as meaning that Zimmerman would not be facing a charge of first-degree murder. As a state attorney, Corey is an elected official in Florida. She announced the charges in her home district of Jacksonville, which is more than 100 miles north of Sanford.

Zimmerman has not made any public appearances since the shooting; his whereabouts have been the subject of much speculation.

News of Zimmerman's arrest comes one day after his attorneys, Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig, announced that they would no longer be representing him.

As we reported earlier today, Martin's parents said they had not confirmed any new developments as of early Wednesday afternoon.

"I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, justice will be served" in the case, Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, told the AP.

Hours before Corey's announcement, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement, in which he urged "all Florida citizens to allow our justice system to reach an appropriate conclusion in this case."

And civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, who spoke with Martin's parents Wednesday at an event held by his National Action Network group in Washington, D.C., called for their supporters to remain peaceful as the investigation continues.

"We are not in the business of revenge. We are in the business of justice," Sharpton said, reports The Orlando Sentinel. "We must make the justice system work. Otherwise the movement is for nothing. To go outside the justice system is to achieve nothing."

"Trayvon's name must not be tarnished," Sharpton said.

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