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|'This is the most humble day of my life.' That's how Rupert Murdoch began his July 20 testimony to Parliament about the phone hacking and bribery scandal that had already resulted in the resignations and arrests of key News Corp. officials. Murdoch's son, James, was equally contrite. 'I would like to say as well just how sorry I am and how sorry we are, to particularly the victims of illegal voicemail interceptions and to their families,' he told the committee. 'It is a matter of great regret to me, my father and everyone at News Corp. These actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. 'The story had begun spiraling out of Rupert Murdoch's control two weeks earlier, when the Guardian reported allegations that employees of Murdoch's London tabloid News of the World had hacked into the mobile phone voicemails of a British schoolgirl...|
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