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Obama defends legal authority — to pardon turkeys

World / Offbeat Nov 27, 2014

Obama defends legal authority — to pardon turkeys

President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys. Obama joked that his annual turkey pardon will be his "most talked about executive action this month." Last week, the president issued a series of highly ...

World Dec 20, 2013

Putin signs decree to pardon oil tycoon rival Khodorkovsky

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree pardoning jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the man who has been described as his archrival. Khodorkovsky has spent the past 10 years in prison on charges of tax evasion and embezzlement. His arrest in 2003 and the ...