President Obama pardons a turkey
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President Obama pardons a turkey for Thanksgiving

President Barack Obama has given two turkeys the traditional Thanksgiving reprieve.

The official national birds to be spared are named Liberty and Peace.

The president gave a speech full of jokes, flanked by his daughters, Sasha and Malia.

The president and his family planned to deliver and serve two less fortunate birds to a local food pantry, or soup kitchen.

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