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There's no doubt that Edward Snowden is still important. In just the past couple of weeks, conveniently lining up with the release of his new biopic, people have been petitioning President Obama to pardon him.

Here's hoping Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a good job portraying the former NSA contractor: it just might be a turning point in Snowden's quest for dropped charges.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

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