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Obama Pardons 2015 Thanksgiving Turkey

President Obama has pardoned the 2015 National Thanksgiving Turkey.

This year marks the 68th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. 

The 2015 turkey, named Honest, is an 18-year old, 40 pound bird raised in California under the supervision of the National Turkey Federation chairman. 

His name, along with alternate turkey, Abe, was chosen from submissions from California school children.

Both birds were raised in California.

At a ceremony in the Rose Garden, the president pardoned both turkeys, keeping them safe from becoming thanksgiving dinner. 

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