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Former British PM alleges reporters sought his personal information

‘News of the World’ final edition London (CNN) — A scandal that already has taken down Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid and launched an inquiry into journalistic practices in the country widened Monday with startling allegations against two more News International newspapers. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown believes journalists from the Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers tried to obtain private information from his financial records and telephone voice messages, a source close to Brown told CNN. The efforts date back some 10 years, to when Brown was prime minister and before that chancellor of the exchequer, the source confirmed. Journalists from The Sun tabloid — the country’s…