History's famous leakers/whistleblowers

Published On: Jun 10 2013 10:27:34 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2013 09:41:27 AM CDT

Swedish prosecutors have dropped some charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Take a look at Assange and other famous leakers/whistleblowers in recent history.

Leakers - Karen Silkwood
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Karen Silkwood -- This young mother of three died mysteriously in 1974 during her campaign to document lax safety regulations at the Kerr-McGee nuclear facility. She was played by Meryl Streep in the 1983 film "Silkwood."

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