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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Charlottesville, Va. police said Monday that an investigation had found no evidence an alleged gang rape that was described in a blockbuster Rolling Stone article actually took place at the University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

But Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said the case was merely "suspended" -- not closed -- at this point. An external review of the Rolling Stone story, which unraveled after other news outlets discovered discrepancies in a student named "Jackie's" account of her alleged rape, is expected to be published in early April.

Here are five key takeaways from the Charlottesville Police Department's news conference.

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A fraternity at North Carolina State University was suspended Thursday after a so-called "pledge book" containing disturbing statements about rape and lynching surfaced.

The suspension is the latest in a string of punishments for fraternity members' alleged misconduct at various universities across the country -- most notably at University of Oklahoma, where a video of a fraternity chapter's racist chant went viral and sparked national outrage.

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