With funeral services for the six victims being planned in Arizona, state legislators have begun to try to head off protests planned by the Westboro Baptist Church. The controversial church has made a name for itself by holding protests at military funerals and other events to draw attention to its beliefs. The Arizona legislature on Tuesday passed a bill creating a 300-foot buffer between the funerals and any protests, and Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed it into law that evening.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.