Live video: Obama pardons turkey

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Those two turkeys we were following in the popularity contest to save them from death not being pardoned face their fate today. President Obama will select either Caramel or Popcorn to receive a presidential pardon and title of Official Turkey of The United States or something like that; the lesser of the birds will also receive a pardon as consolation. Root for your turkey and watch live video below starting at 12:20 pm Chicago time.

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