Rebekah Brooks Arrested

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Sunday morning, Rebekah Brooks, former head of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the UK, was arrested in connection to the growing News Corp. hacking scandal.

From The New York Times:

The British police on Sunday arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's media operations in Britain, according to a former associate at News International, the newspaper group at the heart of a phone-hacking scandal convulsing the Murdoch empire, the British political elite and the police.

The development was the latest twist in a series of events that has transformed Mr. Murdoch from a virtually untouchable force in the British media landscape to a mogul fighting for the survival of his power and influence.

Earlier on Sunday, the Labour opposition leader, Ed Miliband, who has taken a lead in assailing Mr. Murdoch's operations, called for the breakup of News International, the British subsidiary of Mr. Murdoch's News Corporation. Mr. Miliband called the newspaper group's influence "dangerous." [7/17/11]

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