Obama pardons plump pair of Minnesota turkeys for Thanksgiving
Published 11/23/2011, Associated Press
With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama today gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, "they'd end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing." Liberty and Peace were selected from among 30 turkeys raised and groomed by student members of the Future Farmers of America in Willmar, Minn., for a potential presidential amnesty.Word count: 550
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