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Trump Extends a Presidential Pardon for Fowl Behavior

The most remarkable thing about the traditional turkey pardon was how smoothly it went.
Source: Jim Bourg / Reuters

On Tuesday afternoon, everyone on the White House grounds appeared to be enjoying themselves.

The air was crisp, the three-piece military band lively—greeting reporters with a smooth rendition of Van Morrison’s “Moondance”—and the turkeys delighted to see another day.

The annual pre-Thanksgiving pardoning of two turkeys was this year in the hands of President Trump, who took to the task with

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