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Murdochs' Infighting Clouds Future Of News Corp.

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RUPERT AND JAMES MURDOCH
Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, center right, and his son James Murdoch, center left, chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia face the media in central London on July 10, 2011. (File, AP Photo/Sang Tan) | File/AP

It was a striking display of unity: Rupert and James Murdoch, father and son, walking side by side through central London as they faced a crisis that had laid siege to their company. But behind that facade, the disclosure of widespread phone hacking at News Corporation’s British newspaper division was only the latest and most serious episode to test a father-son relationship that has frayed over the last few years, leaving both men at times not even on speaking terms.

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