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New details arise in News Corp. phone-hacking scandal

Former exec says Murdoch was wrong to blame outside counsel for improper investigation

Just when News Corp. may have thought the spotlight had dimmed somewhat on its well-publicized phone-hacking scandal, new testimony and media scrutiny have managed to pull them back in.

News broke today that a pair of former News of the World executives told a parliamentary hearing in London that they notified Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch in early 2008 that evidence pointed to the tabloid’s phone hacking not being limited to a solitary reporter, which is contrary to what the company has long held.

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