James Murdoch testifying about phone hacking, News Corp.'s dealings with Prime Minister David Cameron, right now

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Embattled News Corp. executive James Murdoch is testifying before the Leveson inquiry, the British parliamentary hearings that were generated by the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal, this morning. (Or this afternoon, Greenwich mean time.)

For live coverage, head over to The Guardian, which is streaming Murdoch's testimony and live-blogging it here.

Here are a few of the highlights so far:

  • They met 12 times while Cameron was leader of the Conservative Party.

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You can read Murdoch's witness statement here.

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