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03/25/2014 09:20 pm ET Updated May 25, 2014

Will Snowden Be Declared a National Hero? (Helpful Q & A)

Nine months after Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing that the NSA was collecting cell phone metadata on millions of Americans in bulk, President Obama has proposed legislation to rein in the rogue spy agency.

Now that Snowden's courageous whistleblowing has single-handedly prompted important government reforms, will President Obama declare Snowden a national hero?

Here is a helpful Q & A to guide you through this complex question.

Q: Edward Snowden's courageous whistleblowing revealed an illegal government program and spurred President Obama to propose significant reforms. Will the President declare him a national hero?

A: No.

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