News Summary: Bail in phone-hacking case

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Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, center, accompanied by her husband Charlie Brooks, left arrives to appear at Southwark Crown court on charges relating to the phone hacking scandal, in London, Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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BAIL: Former Rupert Murdoch executive Rebekah Brooks has been granted bail until September as she awaits trial on charges of attempting to cover up evidence of phone hacking.

ABOUT THE CHARGES: Brooks was charged last month with conspiring to pervert the course of justice, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Brooks has denied wrongdoing.

ABOUT BROOKS: Brooks is the former head of Murdoch's British newspaper operation. She is the most senior Murdoch ally to face charges in the phone-hacking scandal.

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