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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Westboro's Fred Phelps dies; pushed boundaries of free speech

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. preaches in 2006 at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. Phelps, the founder of the Kansas church known for anti-gay protests and pickets at military funerals, died late Wednesday, his family said. He was 84.