Playing fowl: US turkeys hope for Thanksgiving pardon

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    #Corn and #Cob, a pair of turkeys that will be pardoned by #US President Donald #Trump, make their debut as this year’s presidential turkeys at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, DC. After receiving their pardons, the birds will be kept at Iowa State University to live out the rest of their lives.

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