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Justice Dept. to Subpoena News Corp.

The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly preparing subpoenas for Rupert Murdoch’s New York–based News Corp., a government official told The Wall Street Journal Thursday. The subpoenas, which haven’t been issued yet, would be part of an investigation into whether employees hacked into the September 11 terrorist victims’ phones and alleged foreign bribery. The Justice Department has said they are investigating whether News Corp.’s now-defunct News of the World paid bribes to British police, and the FBI has separately begun an inquiry into whether 9/11 victims’ phones were hacked. A News Corp. spokesperson said they had seen “no evidence” there was any hacking into the 9/11 victims’ phones, and there is no connection between the British newspaper’s activities and the U.S. properties.