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Whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to claim asylum in France: Reports

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been living in Russia since leaking a trove of classified documents showing the scope of post 9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France. More than a dozen countries have turned down requests to take in the 36-year-old, leading him to question their reasoning. The US accuses him of endangering national security, and espionage charges could send him to prison for decades.