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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Now that Hillary Clinton has addressed the matter of her exclusive use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, it's clear that correspondence she deemed private has already been scrubbed from her account.

The mechanisms of Clinton's personal email use were fuzzy from the start of the outrage boomlet last week. While the original New York Times report on Clinton's use of a private account suggested she may have violated federal regulations, it wasn't entirely clear which regulations for preserving government records had applied during Clinton's tenure at the State Department.

Regardless, the former secretary admitted during a Tuesday news conference that she'd deleted a whole trove of emails she judged to be truly private. She described those emails as things "you typically find in inboxes," like plans for her daughter Chelsea's wedding or condolence notes to friends.

A nine-page document later issued by Clinton's office further clarified exactly which documents were provided to the State Department and when they were turned over to the agency, revealing that those personal emails were deleted sometime after Dec. 5 -- well into Clinton's likely presidential campaign.

Here's a timeline of everything else we know to date about Clinton's secretive email account.

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Since video showing members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity chanting the N-word went viral Sunday night, CNN has aired several segments about whether it's acceptable for anyone, regardless of race, to use the slur.

Amid that debate, the network decided Tuesday night to air the uncensored video in addition to an uncensored Vine clip that allegedly shows the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat house "mom" singing along to a rap song that repeatedly used the word in its lyrics.

"We believe it is important that you actually hear exactly what is being said so that the word is not sanitized to make it more palatable," CNN host Don Lemon said.

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Hillary Clinton is expected to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to address her exclusive use of a personal email account to conduct business during her tenure as secretary of state.

The presser will follow Clinton's remarks at a United Nations women's empowerment event. Watch live below at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET, via NBC News:

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to speak at a United Nations women's empowerment event Tuesday, ahead of a planned news conference on her use of private email during her tenure at the State Department.

Watch live below at 1:40 p.m. ET via NBC News:

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