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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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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Tuesday issued an executive order clarifying portions of a sweeping anti-gay law. The order also extended rights to certain state employees and sought legislative changes to the provision that impacts employment discrimination.

"After listening to people’s feedback for the past several weeks on this issue, I have come to the conclusion that there is a great deal of misinformation, misinterpretation, confusion, a lot of passion and frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy, especially against the great state of North Carolina," he said in a statement accompanying the order. "Based upon this feedback, I am taking action to affirm and improve the state’s commitment to privacy and equality."

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Donald Trump listed three of his current and formal presidential primary rivals — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — as potential vice presidential picks on Monday, eliciting a laugh from Walker.

Trump discussed who he might select to run with him if he wins the Republican nomination in an interview with USA Today's Kristen Powers published on Monday.

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The Tennessee state senate on Monday passed a bill that would let counselors reject clients who are gay based on their religious beliefs, sending the legislation to Gov. Bill Haslam (R).

Senators agreed to a change made by the state House in the bill's language that would let therapists reject clients based on "sincerely held principles," as opposed to "sincerely held religious beliefs," according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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A Donald Trump supporter grabbed a protester's face at a Trump rally in Albany on Monday after the protester began booing in the crowd, according to videos captured by reporters.

Video shows a protester repeatedly booing a group of rally attendees holding Trump signs. One rally attendee then lunged toward the protester and pushed his face back twice. Other members of the crowd intervened, and the video appears to show security escorting the protester out of the event. The Albany Times Union captured video of the incident, as did a reporter for the Daily Gazette.

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Kris Kobach has been advising Donald Trump on immigration issues, the Kansas secretary of state told the Topeka Capital-Journal in an interview published Sunday.

Kobach has specifically helped with Trump's proposal to force Mexico to pay for a wall along its border with the United States. When the Kansas official endorsed Trump in February, he laid out a way for Trump to use the Patriot Act to bar Mexican nationals in the United States from wiring money to Mexican residents. This loss of money would motivate the Mexican government to pay for the wall, Kobach wrote.

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