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Shaw Air Force Base mulls holiday display after protest

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC (AP) -

Officials at Shaw Air Force Base are trying to determine what to do about a holiday display after a Nativity scene was taken down last week.
    
Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Keavy Rake said Tuesday a Nativity display was set up Friday by a group of volunteers from the base chapel at a small lake on the installation. The site was near where a tree lighting ceremony was scheduled Friday evening.
    
Rake says the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a complaint about the display through the Air Force in Washington.
    
Rake says Air Force officials want a holiday display that reflects more than a single group, so the Nativity scene was taken down and officials are trying to determine the proper placement and arrangement of a new display.

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