By The Associated Press
THE ACCUSATION: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid personally attacking him.
WAR OF THE WORDS: Brown directly contradicted Murdoch's claim that the then-prime minister had made an abusive phone call to the media mogul in 2009. Murdoch's company says Murdoch stood by his testimony.
THE BACKDROP: Brown is the first in a string of current and former political leaders to appear this week at a media ethics inquiry. It was set up amid a tabloid phone hacking scandal.
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