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The origins and significance the president's turkey pardon

One thing Americans can be thankful for this year is the price of Thanksgiving turkeys. Turkey prices are down 5.6 percent since last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. But two special turkeys will be spared from the dinner table this week as part of a beloved White House tradition. Laura Barrón-López reports.

The origins and significance the president's turkey pardon

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