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Police drop bid to reveal Guardian’s hacking sources

LONDON — London’s Metropolitan Police Service on Tuesday said it had dropped an application to force the Guardian newspaper to disclose the sources for its reports on the News International phone-hacking affair. Scotland Yard announced Friday it had tried to obtain a court order under the Official Secrets Act to…

Four due in court on slavery charges

Four men charged with slavery offences following a police raid on a Travellers’ caravan site were due in court Tuesday over the treatment of four alleged victims. The accused, all from the same family, were to appear before Luton Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiring to holding a person in servitude…