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Rupert, James Murdoch Prepare for a Parliamentary Grilling

Today in PhoneGate: Rupert Murdoch, his son James Murdoch and embattled News Corp. executive Rebekah Brooks all have a date with the British Parliament next week. They’re set to answer questions about the growing scandal on July 19. If you want a preview of what they’ll be facing, and you’re reading this early Wednesday morning, you can tune in to live coverage of the House of Commons, where Prime Minister David Cameron is fielding questions from lawmakers. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Senator Jay Rockefeller is calling on the “appropriate agencies” to look into News Corp.’s behavior in this country. This is where we note that News Corp. owns this Web site.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus