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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday told McDonald's that is can be named a "joint employer" for workers at franchise restaurants, a decision that could hold McDonald's responsible for conditions in franchisees' stores, the Associated Press reported.

Workers in California, Michigan and New York have sued McDonald's and franchise store owners for illegally underpaying workers. McDonald's argued that it should not be liable since franchises are independently operated.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week.

The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday about the ongoing violence in the region and the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza. Obama also reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself and condemned Hamas' rocket attacks.

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The Republican mayor of Bellhaven, N.C. has been pushing for his state to expand Medicaid under the health care law, and argues that failing to do so will cost the GOP in the 2014 elections.

Mayor Adam O'Neal places at least some of the blame for the closure of his town's hospital on the state's failure to expand Medicaid. He is making a 273 mile trek on foot from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the hospital's closure, Blue Virginia reported.

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