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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Following a dismal third-place finish in the New York Republican primary on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on Wednesday that none of the candidates will be able to lock up the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the presidential nomination ahead of the convention this summer.

"We are headed to a contested convention. At this point nobody is getting 1,237," Cruz told CBS Radio in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

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Late Update: Contrary to earlier reports, Andrew Jackson will not be removed entirely from the $20 bill. Harriet Tubman will replace him on the front of the bill, and he will be moved to the back of the bill with an image of the White House, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote in an open letter to the American public.

Lew provided additional details about the new image that will appear on the back of the $10 bill. While Alexander Hamilton has retained his position on the front of the $10 bill, the back of the bill will commemorate a famous suffragist march in 1913 and "honor Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul for their contributions to the suffrage movement," Lew wrote.

In his letter Lew also announced changes to the back of the $5 bill:

The reverse of the new $5 will depict the historic events that have occurred at the Lincoln Memorial. In 1939, at a time when Washington’s concert halls were still segregated, world-renowned Opera singer Marian Anderson helped advance civil rights when, with the support of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, she performed at the Lincoln Memorial in front of 75,000 people. And in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the same monument in front of hundreds of thousands. Honoring these figures will bring to life events at the Lincoln Memorial that helped to shape our history and our democracy. The front of the new $5 will continue to feature President Lincoln.

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), said on Tuesday that the Republican party could split if Cruz wins the presidential nomination over Donald Trump on the second ballot at the July convention.

"If the establishment comes in and tries to amend the rules to disadvantage either of those top two candidates or to advantage either one of those top two candidates, I think that there could be chaos erupt [sic] in Cleveland. And the result of that could be a party that could be split," King said on the "Frankly Speaking" radio show, according to audio posted by Buzzfeed News.

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Following Hillary Clinton's win in the New York Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, insisted that their campaign is still headed to the July convention.

During an interview on MSNBC, Steve Kornacki asked Weaver whether the campaign will still try to persuade superdelegates to side with Sanders if Clinton wins the overall popular vote and pledged delegate count in the primary.

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Facing backlash over the state's sweeping anti-LGBT law, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's (R) re-election campaign on Tuesday criticized musicians who have cancelled their shows in the state to protest the law, accusing them of channeling "selective outrage."

Ricky Diaz, a spokesman for McCrory's gubernatorial campaign, wrote in a statement obtained by The Carolina Mercury that "it is the height of hypocrisy for these Hollywood elitists to deny their service to customers over a political disagreement."

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While touting "New York values" during a campaign speech in Buffalo, New York, on Monday, Donald Trump mentioned that he helped to clear rubble at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

"Everyone who helped clear the rubble -- and I was there, and I watched, and I helped a little bit -- but I want to tell you: Those people were amazing," Trump said. "Clearing the rubble. Trying to find additional lives. You didn't know what was going to come down on all of us -- and they handled it. Every small act of kindness, every great act of courage, those are New York values."

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Douglas County, Colorado, will begin arming school security guards with semiautomatic rifles within the next month in order to protect students from mass shootings, according to the Denver Post.

Security officers will begin using the rifles after they complete the same 20-hour training that police officers go through, according to the Denver Post. Some security officers will receive the guns within a month, while others will get them in August.

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