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Rick Kriseman, Karl Nurse urge presidential pardons to keep immigrant families together

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council member Karl Nurse on Wednesday joined a national letter from local elected officials to President Barack Obama calling on him to protect hundreds of thousands of immigrant families by issuing a pardon for lawfully present immigrants with years-old or low-level criminal offenses. The letter is signed by 60 local elected officials. It kicks off a week in which the president’s legacy on immigration will be at stake, with confirmation hearings and a…

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Turkey struts his stuff to get spared the Thanksgiving plate

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He strutted, he gobbled and he puffed up his feathers like his life depended on it. And it did. The turkey’s outgoing personality and good looks helped spare him from the Thanksgiving plate. The bird, named Tom One, was chosen for a presidential pardon from a dozen finalists Thursday at a Northern California farm. The bird will board a flight called Turkey One in San Francisco to head to the White House ceremony with President Barack Obama ahead of the…

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