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Newly released FBI files on Whitney Houston reveal that the bureau once investigated an alleged extortion attempt against the singer, Reuters reports. The 128 pages of files were posted on the FBI's website yesterday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The alleged extortion attempt was reported to the FBI in 1992, soon after Houston married Bobby Brown. Houston told the FBI that someone she considered a friend was threatening to publicize private information unless Houston paid $250,000. The files also include letters, sent from obsessed fans, that Houston considered threatening. One Vermont man wrote that he »

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