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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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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) is "alert and resting comfortably" at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center after he collapsed at the opening of a DuPont Pioneer facility in Johnson on Monday.

Bransstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said the governor will remain in the hospital overnight "out of an abundance of caution."

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The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported.

According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer.

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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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