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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.

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Presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Thursday denounced comments made by his fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who recently called Mexican immigrants "rapists" and drug dealers.

"I don’t think Donald Trump’s remarks reflect the Republican party," Perry said when asked about Trump at a National Press Club event. "I think the Republican party is reflected in people like me. It’s reflected in individuals like Eva Guzman, who is the first Latina that (sic) was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court."

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John Schneider, who played Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard," on Wednesday unloaded on TV Land for pulling reruns of the show from its schedule as the nation engages in a renewed debate over the Confederate flag.

“The Dukes of Hazzard was and is no more a show seated in racism than Breaking Bad was a show seated in reality," Schneider told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

"Come on, TV Land, can’t we all just watch TV?" he asked.

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Law enforcement authorities gave the all-clear on Thursday after the facility went on lockdown due to reports of a shooting.

Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, D.C. told reporters on Thursday that police found no evidence of a shooting.

"At this time, there is no evidence of gunshots. There is no evidence of a shooter. And there's no evidence of any victims today," she told reporters at a press conference.

Navy Admiral Dixon Smith said during the press conference that as of around 11 a.m. on Thursday, the Navy Yard was still on lockdown. Smith said that law enforcement was finishing up a final walk-through of building 197, and that the facility would re-open shortly.

D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier told reporters that the call reporting a shooter was not a "hoax." She said an employee at the Navy Yard made a call to police around 7:30 a.m. to report a possible shooting.

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a vocal opponent of gay marriage, has a few ideas on how conservatives should react to the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, including impeaching some of the justices.

During a Tuesday appearance on Jan Mickelson's Iowa radio show "Mickelson in the Morning," a caller suggested that Congress impeach some of the Supreme Court justices. King agreed, mentioning that both Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan have performed same-sex marriages.

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A brewery outside of Chicago cut ties with Donald Trump and renamed one of its beers following the reality-TV star and Republican presidential candidate's remarks calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and drug dealers.

Andres Araya, the Latino co-owner of the 5 Rabbit Cerveceria brewery told Chicago radio station WBEZ that he would stop making beer for Trump Tower's Rebar.

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After the district judge in Midland County, Mich., decided to stop performing any marriages in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, county clerk Ann Manary started performing the ceremonies herself.

"Our district court is no longer performing marriages," Manary told MLive.com. "I'm not sure exactly what he's thinking there."

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Now that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, the attorney general and governor of Mississippi are butting heads over how to proceed.

The Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to allow his office to withdraw as counsel to Gov. Phil Bryant (R) in the case regarding the state's ban on same-sex marriage, according to Buzzfeed News.

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Ahead of a town hall event in Iowa on Tuesday, presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) asked for questions on Twitter with the #AskBobby hashtag, and the move predictably backfired on the presidential candidate.

The Believe Again PAC indicated that Jindal would answer some of the questions at the town hall event, but it was not clear on Wednesday morning whether the governor addressed any of the questions asked on Twitter.

Twitter users took the opportunity to ask Jindal ridiculous questions about dinosaurs and "Duck Dynasty" and mock his political positions.

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