President Obama Spares Two Turkeys From Annual Ritualistic Genocide

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At the White House today, President Obama quipped that it "feels pretty good to stop at least one ‘shellacking’ this November" as he continued a weird presidential tradition of pardoning turkeys for Thanksgiving — in this case, two 21-week-olds named Apple and Cider. Approximately 46 million other turkeys who were not pardoned will be devoured tomorrow.