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Britain’s top cop quits as hacking probe grows

  LONDON – Britain’s top police official resigned on Sunday, the latest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal engulfing British public life, just hours after Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International, was arrested on suspicion of illegally intercepting phone calls and bribing the police. The official, Commissioner Paul Stephenson of the Metropolitan Police Service, commonly known as the Met or Scotland Yard, said he decided to step down because "the ongoing speculation and accusations relating to the Met’s links with News International at a senior level" had made it difficult for him to do his job. But he said he had done nothing wrong…