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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 mayor of Murietta, Calif., where protests forced Border Patrol to reroute buses of migrant families and children to a San Diego processing center, on Sunday defended his town's response to the overwhelming protests.

Mayor Alan Long distanced himself from the protests, explaining that the majority of protesters came from out of town and that police were not prepared for the volume of demonstrators.

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Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in the 2014 Senate race, announced on Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter is pregnant and due later this summer.

"Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer. Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family," Cassidy said in a statement to the Times-Picayune. "Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support."

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There may be a punctuation error in the official copy of the Declaration of Independence displayed at the National Archives and online.

According to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., the period following the phrase "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is almost certainly a mistake.

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A reverend in Illinois organized a demonstration to hand out condoms outside of a local Hobby Lobby store in order to protest the Supreme Court's ruling on contraception, the Daily Herald reported.

Rev. Mark Winters of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville, Ill., said it started out as a joke in a Facebook, but after he got a great response, he decided to organize a protest.

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