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California judge denies bid for park Nativity displays

LOS ANGELES — There is no room for a 60-year-old Nativity display in Santa Monica’s showcase park after a federal judge ruled Monday against churches who had sued to keep the tradition alive amid a takeover by atheists.

US District Judge Audrey B. Collins rejected a motion from the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee to allow the Nativity this Christmas season while their lawsuit plays out against the city.

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