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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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Two Home Depot employees have died after a shooting on Sunday at a Manhattan store, according to multiple news reports.

A Home Depot employee entered the New York City location at around 2:40 p.m. He shot and killed a store supervisor before turning the gun on himself, MSNBC and the New York Daily News reported.

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday distanced himself and President Obama from an anonymous U.S. official who said that "there will be a price" after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation to speak before the U.S. congress.

"There are things you simply don't do. He spat in our face publicly and that's no way to behave," the anonymous official told Haaretz on Friday.

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) invited Family Research Council President Tony Perkins to Minneapolis last week after Perkins said that Muslims had established "no-go zones," in the Minnesotan city.

In response to a caller on Perkin's show, "Washington Watch," on Friday, who claimed that the "Muslim community" had established "no-go zones" in France, Perkins said that while he could not verify the "military-type training," he did accept that Europe -- and some American cities -- had these so-called "no-go zones." (The no-go zones in France are a debunked conservative myth.)

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Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead nationally among registered voters over five of her top Republican rivals, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Thursday.

In hypothetical general election matchups, Clinton leads Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) 54 percent to 41 percent; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), 53 percent to 40 percent; Mitt Romney 55 percent to 40 percent; and Mike Huckabee 56 percent to 39 percent.

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The lockdown at the Ohio University Southern campus in Ironton, Ohio, was lifted after a false alarm caused by an armed Brinks truck driver, WSAZ reported on Wednesday evening.

WSAZ and the Ohio University police originally reported that officers were responding to an active shooter situation. However, the armed Brinks truck driver was mistaken for a threatening man with a gun, according to WSAZ.

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