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Plenty of turkey to go around

By Jim Gazzolo / American Press

It is once again time for Americans from all over the country to sit down with their family and friends and give thanks for all that they have before carving into the turkey and partaking in the annual Thanksgiving feast. But before we do that, it is time for us to look at some of the things that ha ...


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