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News Corp. scandal gains momentum

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New York—The phone hacking scandal plaguing News Corp. continued apace over the weekend. Rebekah Brooks, who resigned as CEO of the company's News International unit on Friday, was arrested Sunday in London. Additionally, Scotland Yard's metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, resigned his post amid criticism of the organization's investigation of the scandal. His resignation was followed on Monday by that of John Yates, Scotland Yard's deputy commissioner. Those developments followed the resignation of Les Hinton, CEO of News Corp.'s Dow Jones & Co., on Friday. Hinton, who had worked for News Corp. for more than 50 years, cited his role as executive chairman of News International during a period when alleged phone hacking was taking place. United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron announced he has cut short a trip to Africa and will return to England to address a special session of Parliament on Wednesday. News Corp. Chairman-CEO Rupert Murdoch, Deputy COO James Murdoch and Brooks are slated to testify before Parliament on Tuesday.
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