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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 mother and widow of Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by a New York City police officer, on Sunday condemned the shooting of two officers in Brooklyn.

"We are going in peace, and anyone who is standing with us, we want you to not use Eric Garner's name for violence because we are not about that," Garner's mother Gwen Carr said at a press conference with Al Sharpton. "These two (NYPD) police officers lost their lives senselessly. Our condolences to the families — and we stand with the families."

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Sony lawyer David Boies on Sunday said that the company will find a way to distribute "The Interview," even though the film's release was delayed after Sony's emails were hacked and threats were made related to the film.

"Sony only delayed this. Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed," Boies said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "How it's going to be distributed, I don't think anybody knows quite yet. But it's going to be distributed."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday avoided blaming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for the shooting of two police officers in Brooklyn.

On CBS' "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer asked Graham about a tweet from former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) placing blame on de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Holder.

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President Obama on Sunday condemned the Saturday shooting of two New York City police officers in Brooklyn.

"I unconditionally condemn today's murder of two police officers in New York City. Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification," Obama said in a written statement.

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President Obama on Sunday stood by his criticism of Sony for pulling the movie "The Interview" after the company was hacked and threats were made against theaters set to show the movie.

“Sometimes this is a matter of setting a tone, and being very clear that we’re not going to be intimidated by some cyberhackers," Obama said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" that aired on Sunday.

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Bill Cosby's wife on Monday defended her husband from the mounting sexual assault allegations against him and compared his situation to the Rolling Stone account of a University of Virginia student's gang rape.

"The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend," Camille Cosby said in a statement obtained by CBS News. "A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months."

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