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Counter-protesters targeting Westboro Baptist Church

Thousands of people wearing red shirts gathered in this city's downtown Saturday (July 21) to honor an Army solider killed recently in Afghanistan — and to fend off Westboro Baptist Church.
The controversial church, which is based in Topeka, Kan., had posted fliers around Columbia in advance of the funeral of Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt, who was killed July 11 by an improvised explosive device.

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BRIEF: Whitworth professor receives grant to conduct research in China

Anthony E. Clark, an associate professor of history at Whitworth University, has been selected as one of seven scholars worldwide to receive the 2012-13 National Endowment for the Humanities/American Council of Learned Societies Grant, according to a news release.

“I am honored and grateful to have received this support so I can consult important archives in northern China and complete my current book project on Sino-missionary relations in Shanxi,” says Clark.

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