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Swimming legend Phelps to return to pool

Washington - Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced.

Legend Phelps to return to pool

Washington - Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced Monday.

Former member of Westboro Baptist Church reveals why he left

Nate Phelps used to be a member of his father's anti-LGBT God-fearing Westboro Baptist Church, and he recently answered questions from online readers to explain why he left the Church and what motivated him to become an atheist.

Exclusive Interview: Westboro Baptist Church Shunned by West Va. Special

What if you held a parade or a protest and no one was there to watch? Well that's exactly what happened at some locations in Charleston, WV when Westboro Baptist Church staged hate protests, hoping for a reaction from the miners grieving families.

God Hates Gaga

Westboro Baptist Church has announced it will picket a January 7th gig by Lady Gaga. The singer has frequently spoken of her admiration for her gay fans, and thanks them for their support at the beginning of her career.

Extremist Baptist Group Banned from Britain for Anti-Gay Message

Britain recently banned Baptist minister, Fred Phelps, an anti-gay minister, from entering its country. The country is concerned that Phelps could foment violence with his words and behavior.

Former Police Chief: Kellogg's shouldn't ban Phelps

Former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper rails against Kellogg's decision to disassociate itself from Michael Phelps over the swimmer's admission of marijuana inhalation.

South Carolina Sheriff Says Michael Phelps Could Face Pot Charges

The IOC and Anti-Doping agency have forgiven Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps for smoking marijuana at a party, but South Carolina police have other ideas. They now want to charge him for the minor offense.

Michael Phelps Caught With Marijuana Pipe

The News of the World Sunday newspaper has an exclusive photo of eight-gold medal Beijing Olympics winner Michael Phelps with a bong, a type of marijuana water-pipe. Phelps is on a break now after the record haul of eight gold medals in Beijing Olympics.

Saturday Night Live debuts with Fey as Palin, Phelps as host

The new season of Saturday Night Live (SNL) began this weekend with actress Tina Fey playing Gov. Sarah Palin and Michael Phelps as the host.

Phelps will use $1 million Speedo bonus to start charity

Michael Phelps earned a $1-million bonus from Speedo for tying Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals. He will use the bonus to promote water safety and encourage youth swimming.

Michael Phelps ties Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals

Michael Phelps tied Mark Spitz with seven gold medals in one Olympics by winning the 100 meters butterfly final at the Summer Olympics. He beat Serbia’s Milorad Cavic by one hundredth of a second.

Phelps makes history, wins 11th career Olympic gold medal

In five swimming events in Beijing, swimmer Michael Phelps earned five world records. He's also won five gold medals at this year's Games, and he's brought home an Olympic record of 11 gold medals throughout his years competing.

Federal Judge Orders Liens On Westboro Baptist Church Building and Phelps Law Office

News outlets often report on the controversies surrounding the Westboro Baptist Church, which publicizes its extreme homophobia. Today, we learn how a Maryland Federal Judge ordered liens against the church building and the Phelps-Chartered Law office

Phelps' bid for eight golds ends in relay Disqualification

Michael Phelps's hope for the 8th gold medal ends with a disqualification of his teammate Ian Crocker in the 400-meter individual medley relay preliminaries.
 

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Westboro Baptist Church picket at a synagogue in Charleston  WV
Westboro Baptist Church picket at a synagogue in Charleston, WV

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