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FEMA Rethinking Policy That Bans Churches From Disaster Aid

  • Texas churches suing to get aid given to zoos and museums
  • Agency asks for 2-month delay in lawsuit to review policies
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FEMA Facing Sharp Criticism for Puerto Rico Relief

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Federal disaster-relief officials say they’re “considering making changes” to a policy banning churches, synagogues and mosques from receiving rebuilding aid that’s routinely given to other non-profits, such as zoos and museums.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency asked for a two-month delay in a lawsuit over the policy to give the Trump administration time to rethink its position, according to court papers filed Friday.