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Murdoch Shuts Down News of the World

Sunday will be the last edition of the paper
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2011 11:10 AM CDT
Murdoch Shuts Down News of the World
A fan outside The Crucible reads the News of the World.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Mired in an ever-deepening phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's 168-year-old News of the World will fold after Sunday's edition, reports the Wall Street Journal. "If recent allegations are true, it was inhuman, and has no place in our company," James Murdoch said in a statement announcing the closure of the vaunted British tabloid. The younger Murdoch said that the paper had now "voluntarily given evidence to police" of widespread wrongdoing, and that "those who acted wrongly will have to face the consequences." (Read more News of the World stories.)

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