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News Corp. Set To Rehire Rebekah Brooks, Acquitted Executive

Former Head of News International Rebekah Brooks (L) and her husband Charlie Brooks prepare to give a statement to members of
Former Head of News International Rebekah Brooks (L) and her husband Charlie Brooks prepare to give a statement to members of the media in the wake of the phone-hacking trial, in London on June 26, 2014. Former Rupert Murdoch confidante Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges in a dramatic end to Britain's marathon media trial on Tuesday June 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s media holdings in Britain, acquitted last year on charges related to the phone hacking scandal, is likely to return to News Corporation to focus on new avenues for digital and social media, people familiar with the company’s plans said.

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