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Trump gives thanks for Covid vaccines as Thanksgiving turkeys reprieved

Nostalgia was in and jokes were out on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump offered a reprieve to two meaty turkeys at the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony at the White House.

The National Turkey Federation presented the White House with two birds, Corn and Cob. Corn was declared the national Thanksgiving turkey, though both will retire to a new home on the campus of Iowa State University.

It is not the first time the typically light-hearted turkey pardon ceremony has taken place in a tense time for the nation.

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