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UK Scraps Plans for New Inquiry into Media Wrongdoing

The British government has scrapped plans for an inquiry into alleged media law-breaking and relations between journalists and the police.   Britain held a year-long, judge-led inquiry into press "culture and practices" after the 2011 revelation that employees of the now-defunct News of the World tabloid had hacked the mobile-phone voicemails of celebrities, politicians and crime victims.   At the time the government said there would be a second phase, looking at...

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