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Demands Mount in U.S. Congress for News Corp. Hacking Probes

Outrage over alleged bribery and phone hacking at a News Corp. tabloid in London mounted in Washington as lawmakers demanded probes of whether the company violated anti-corruption laws and Sept. 11 victims’ privacy.

The scandal will be raised at a House hearing today on Internet privacy, said Ken Johnson, a spokesman for Representative Mary Bono Mack. The California Republican’s staff contacted News Corp. several times yesterday to seek “assurances that this is a uniquely U.K. problem,” Johnson said in an interview yesterday.