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South Dakota turkeys head to White House seeking pardons


November 16, 2018

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A pair of South Dakota turkeys will make their way to the nation's capital in the hopes of receiving presidential pardons and avoiding ending up as Thanksgiving dinner at the White House.

Tourism officials in the birds' hometown of Huron paraded the turkeys around the city on Wednesday as part of a formal send-off, the Daily Republic reported. Although the turkeys have been presented to presidents for about 70 years and have been receiving pardons since 1989, this is the first year South Dakota was chosen to present a gobbler.

The 40-pound birds were chosen from a flock...

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