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Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 22, 2013

Posted  October 22, 2013

More bad news on antibiotics overuse – A new Johns Hopkins report finds that feeding antibiotics to livestock is posing major public health risks but the farm and pharmaceutical lobbies have blocked efforts to stop it.  Washington Post

A-Rod pinning hopes on MLB whistleblower – Adding potential fuel to allegations of a MLB witch hunt against him, Rodriguez claims to have an MLB insider to support to his charges.  AP

Court says no whistleblower protection for overseas employees – SDNY judge William Pauley III finds the Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation protections do not apply to Meng-Lin Liu, an employee of a Chinese subsidiary of Siemens.  WSJ

GW University misrepresents admissions policy – The school has represented it conducts a “need-blind” review of applicants when in fact it considers financial need in its admissions decisions.  NPR

Navy bribery scandal reaches highest levels – Navy commander Michael Misiewicz is the latest senior officer swept into the scandal involving Navy ships favoring certain Asian ports in exchange for theater tickets, expensive trips and even prostitutes.  CBS

France summons US ambassador on spying concerns – The demand was prompted by a report in Le Monde that the NSA recorded 70.3 million items of French telephone data over the past year.  Reuters

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