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Westboro Will Picket Joe Paterno's Funeral

Margie Phelps says he 'partook of sin for fame and fortune'

(Newser) - Joe Paterno's death caused, to put it mildly, mixed reactions: The Hollywood Reporter has a roundup, and it includes everything from George HW Bush's glowing remembrance of the Penn State coach to this zinger from a Late Show writer and producer: "Will there be a moment... More »

Westboro Protested by ... the KKK

Two groups converge at Arlington National Cemetery

(Newser) - Not a surprise: Westboro Baptist Church was doing its thing yesterday, protesting at Arlington National Cemetery hours before President Obama’s Memorial Day observances at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Somewhat more of a surprise: Members of the controversial church were met by a counter-protest … by purported members of... More »

A Strikeout In (and For) US, Classic Is World of Thrills

Tournament shows the promise of international baseball

(Newser) - After watching Japan best Korea in extra innings to defend its World Baseball Classic championship, Tom Verducci is excited about the tournament’s future, he writes for Sports Illustrated. In its second go-round, the tournament is a phenomenon worldwide. Most exciting though, is the way Japan won: with pragmatic fundamentals,... More »

Mayweather Outpoints De La Hoya

Undefeated challenger takes 12-round split decision

(Newser) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. captured Oscar De La Hoya's WBC super welterweight title last night in Las Vegas, recording a 12-round split decision and running his record to 38-0.  Two of the three judges gave one of the richest fights in boxing history to the 3-2 underdog, who has won... More »

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