Mom of Second Murdered Girl Hacked

    A customer buys a copy of "News of the World" from a newspaper vendor in central London. Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid signed off with a simple front page message, "Thank You & Goodbye", leaving the media establishment here reeling from the expanding phone-hacking scandal that brought down the muckraking newspaper after168 years.

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    Scotland Yard has revealed that they have found evidence that the News of the World targeted Sara Payne, the mother of 8-year-old Sarah who was abducted and murdered in July 2000. The Paynes' personal details were found in the notes of the tabloid's investigator and voicemail-hacking specialist Glenn Mulclaire, and are believed to be related to a cell phone then-editor Rebekah Brooks gave Payne to keep in touch with her supporters. The revelation is certain to revive speculation about Brooks' involvement in the phone-hacking scandal, which she has steadfastly denied. Payne's friends told the Guardian that she is "absolutely devastated and deeply disappointed" at the news.

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