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James Murdoch, left, and Rupert Murdoch, give evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the News of the World phone-hacking scandal in this image taken from TV in Portcullis House in central London Tuesday July 19 2011. (AP Photo/ PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

James Murdoch, left, and Rupert Murdoch, give evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the News of the World phone-hacking scandal in this image taken from TV in Portcullis House in central London Tuesday July 19 2011. (AP Photo/ PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

James Murdoch defends actions

James Murdoch defended his record at the head of his father's scandal-tarred British newspaper arm Apr. 24, saying that subordinates prevented him from making a clean sweep at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.