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Judge: Taxpayer Money Can Be Used to Fund Church Renovation Projects in Acton (MA)

A judge has ruled that Acton (MA) officials were not violating the law when they approved $115,000 in renovation grants for two local churches. Americans United for Separation of Church and State says it'll appeal the decision.
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