Wall Street Journal publisher quits in hacking scandal


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In this Dec. 3, 2008 file photo, Les Hinton, chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Co., is seen at the Dow Jones New York offices. Dow Jones confirms on Friday, that Hinton will resign his position effective immediately.

LONDON — Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of The Wall Street Journal's publisher and the chief of his British operations on Friday as the once-defiant media mogul struggled to control an escalating phone hacking scandal with apologies to the public and the family of a murdered schoolgirl.

The scandal has knocked billions of...

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