In another political aftershock from the summer's rare East Coast
earthquake, a bid by the mayor of Washington to secure federal aid for
the damaged Washington National Cathedral is drawing criticism from
those who say it runs counter to separation of church and state.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray is seeking $15 million from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency for repairs to the cathedral, which was
seriously damaged in the 5.8 temblor Aug. 23.
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