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**FILE** Rupert Murdoch (right), Chairman of News Corporation, and his son James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia, arrive July 10, 2011 at Rupert Murdoch's residence in central London. (Associated Press)

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Singer Charlotte Church testified that she was hounded by Rupert Murdoch's journalists when she was a teen singing sensation. She received $951,000 Monday in a phone-hacking settlement. (Associated Press)

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News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch reads his group's the Sun daily newspaper on Feb. 17, 2012, as he is driven from his home in central London. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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British actor Hugh Grant arrives to testify at Britain's media ethics probe that was set up in the wake of the scandal about phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. "There has been a section of our press that has been allowed to become toxic over the past 20 or 30 years," he said. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** James Murdoch (left) and his father, Rupert Murdoch, testify on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, before the British Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Committee about the now-shuttered News of the World phone-hacking scandal. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: Rupert Murdoch by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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Committee members react after a protestor, left checked shirt, named on Twitter as Jonnie Marbles, tries to throw a paper plate covered in shaving foam over Rupert Murdoch as he gave evidence to a House of Commons Committee in London, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, on the News of the World phone hacking scandal. (AP Photo/pa)

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** FILE ** Media baron Rupert Murdoch gives evidence before the British Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the News of the World phone-hacking scandal in this image taken from TV on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in London. (AP Photo/Press Association)

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Photographers and cameramen surround the Range Rover carrying media mogul Rupert Murdoch along Whitehall in London on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, ahead of his and his son James' appearance before a House of Commons committee on the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

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Media baron Rupert Murdoch leaves his London home on Monday, July 18, 2011. Mr. Murdoch and his son James are to be grilled by a parliamentary committee Tuesday over the phone hacking scandal. (AP Photo/Steve Parsons, Press Association)

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Rupert Murdoch's News International placed an advertisement in most U.K. national newspapers on Sunday, July 17, 2011, outlining their intentions after running apology advertisements in Saturday's national papers. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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Rupert Murdoch (center) speaks to the media on Friday, July 15, 2011, after meeting with the parents and sister of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler in London. (Associated Press)

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News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch arrives at his residence in central London on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch arrives home in London on Wednesday, the day it was announced that his company dropped its bid to buy controlling interest in British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB).

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Illustration: Rupert Murdoch

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**FILE** Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp. (Associated Press)

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James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, holds a leadership position in his father's media group as chairman of News International. (Associated Press)

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Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., shown with chief executive Rebekah Brooks, has traveled to London in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that has shaken his media empire. A pending deal to acquire full control of British Sky Broadcasting is threatened. (Associated Press)

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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch reads the last edition of Britain's News of the World tabloid as he arrives at the offices of his U.K. newspaper division in this image taken from television on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Mr. Murdoch arrived in Britain to face the growing phone-hacking scandal that prompted the paper's closure. (AP Photo/Pool)