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Mon July 18, 2011
NPR Story

'News of the World' Whistleblower Reported Dead

The phone-hacking scandal in Britain took a tragic turn Monday with news of the death of a former reporter at the News of the World. News reports say Sean Hoare, was found dead at his home north of London. The police say there seem to be no suspicious circumstances. Hoare had alleged that his editor at the newspaper instructed him to tap into people's phones. The editor, who later worked as press adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, denies the allegation. NPR's Philip Reeves joins Michele Norris from London.

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