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Jury acquits ex-chief of British tabloids

But editor convicted in phone-hacking case; prime minister apologetic

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 5:16 a.m.

Andy Coulson (background), former News of the World editor, leaves the Central Criminal Court in London on Tuesday after being convicted for a role in phone hacking.

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper holdings in Britain, was acquitted Tuesday of phone hacking and other charges. Andy Coulson, a former tabloid editor and onetime head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty on at least one count.

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