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Turkey pardon

President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon," at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. After the ceremony, "Cobbler" will head to George Washington's historic home in Virginia to be part of the "Christmas at Mount Vernon" exhibition. National Turkey Federation Chairman Steve Willardsen is at left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys

Just back from Asia, President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in the annual Thanksgiving rite. Cobbler, the newly designated national turkey, and his alternate, Gobbler, were reprieved on Nov. 21.