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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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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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A prominent Republican donor stepped forward Thursday with evidence of an alleged "whisper campaign" against late gubernatorial candidate and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (R).

Joplin, Mo. businessman David Humphreys said in an affidavit that state Republican Party chairman John Hancock made "what were in my opinion negative remarks" about Schweich's faith last fall, according to local TV station KYTV.

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