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Obama grants turkeys reprieve from stuffing-filled fate

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 00:37

Nov. 27 - In yearly White House tradition, President Obama pardons two turkeys, Caramel and Popcorn, sparing them from ''cranberry sauce and stuffing.'' Gavino Garay reports.

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(SOUNDBITE) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Generally speaking, Thanksgiving is a bad day to be a Turkey..." In the yearly White House Thanksgiving tradition, U.S. President Barack Obama pardons two two turkeys. (SOUNDBITE) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Popcorn, you have a full reprieve from cranberry sauce and stuffing." The White House said Popcorn was elected this Thanksgiving's top bird by voters who voted for #TeamPopcorn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This year's 38-pound gobblers came from Minnesota, and were selected from a group of 80 turkeys that beat the competition and made it to the White House. The rest might not enjoy such a stuffing-free fate.

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Obama grants turkeys reprieve from stuffing-filled fate

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 00:37