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    Mike Argento: Fred Phelps at the pearly gaytes

    03/21/2014 11:40 AM EDT
    NEWS ITEM: Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its gay-bashing protests at funerals, has died. 
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    ABC News reports that retired Justice John Paul Stevens said in a speech that he agreed with Justice Samuel Alito, the only dissenter in an 8-1 court ruling that said Westboro Baptist Church's protest at the military funeral of the son of a York County man was protected by the First Amendment.  
     
    Supreme Court rules Westboro church had right to picket Marine's funeral
    10/12/2011 04:48 PM EDT - The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendments protest fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals. Full Story

  • Our opinion: The costs of free speech - 08/30/2013 12:33 PM EDT
  • Matthew Snyder: A son and a symbol - 10/08/2010 02:53 PM EDT
  • Respect for grieving families (letter) - 08/30/2013 12:35 PM EDT
  • Injustice for Snyder - 08/30/2013 12:34 PM EDT
  • Nevada Sen. Reid backs Snyder for court - 05/27/2010 12:53 PM EDT
  • Verdict spurs free speech concerns - 04/12/2010 09:43 AM EDT
  • Westboro penalty cut - 04/12/2010 09:44 AM EDT
  • Jury awards father $11M - 04/12/2010 09:45 AM EDT
  • Faithful react to Phelps, lawsuit - 04/12/2010 09:46 AM EDT
  • Dad sues Kansas church - 04/12/2010 09:47 AM EDT
  • Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard. Full Story
    'Thornbirds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

    SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. Full Story
    (Terry Renna)
    Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

    The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.