Peter Kafka

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News Corp. Executive Rebekah Brooks Finally Resigns

Rebekah Brooks, the embattled head of the News Corp. unit at the center of the PhoneGate scandal, has resigned. Her departure has been expected for a couple weeks, despite News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch’s repeated declarations of support. In other PhoneGate news, Murdoch told The Wall Street Journal that his company had made “minor mistakes,” but that reports that he might sell or spin off his newspapers are “pure rubbish.” News Corp. owns this Web site.

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