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Obama pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving ritual at White House
Obama pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving ritual at White House

Cheese, a 49-pound, 36-inch-tall turkey with a gobble said to sound like a country twang, received a presidential pardon at the White House on Wednesday, saving him from a "terrible and delicious fate." President Obama spared the bird as part of the annual presidential turkey pardon, a longtime Washington ritual that serves as a symbolic opener of the Thanksgiving holiday. It was, Obama joked, one of his most high-profile actions in a month that has seen high political drama, including the president's unilateral overhaul of the immigration system.  "I'm here to announce what I'm sure will be the most-talked-about executive action this month,"...

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