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Our Reader’s Guide to the Phone Hacking Scandal

Rupert Murdoch’s News International just announced its decision to close News of the World, the paper that’s been accused of hiring private investigators to hack into cell phones and staging a widespread cover-up to conceal it.
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Intelligence chief to review handling of Mumbai tips

The Director of National Intelligence will review the handling of David Coleman Headley, the former U.S. informant and confessed plotter of the Mumbai attacks in 2008, intelligence officials said Tuesday.
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Why did South Korea’s rocket launch fail?

South Korean and Russian scientists sought explanations Friday for the explosion of a rocket that sent a Korean satellite into the sea within less than 2-1/2 minutes in an embarrassing failure for South Korea’s costly space program.

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