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A over-turned automobile on Interstate 84 snarls traffic, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 in Vernon, Conn. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, calling for snow during the day on Wednesday, changing to rain and snow in the evening with rain and snow showers possible on Thanksgiving day. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for the roughly 40 million immigrants who now call America home to celebrate their adopted land, often by incorporating foods and traditions of the old country into Thanksgiving dinner. (Associated Press)

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stay of execution: President Obama offers "Cheese" the turkey the traditional Thanksgiving "presidential pardon" at the White House Wednesday. Story, A2. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Thanksgiving by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

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From left, First lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, and the first lady's mother, Marian Robinson, distribute food at Bread for the City Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Washington, as part of an annual Thanksgiving tradition of participation in a service event. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with a parton as he and his family distribute food at "Bread For The City" Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Washington, as part of an annual Thanksgiving tradition of participation in a service event. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock carries plates to serve traditional Thanksgiving Day dinners to more than 500 homeless and poor men, women and children at the Denver Rescue Mission in downtown Denver on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) ** FILE **

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Speaker John Boehner dons a pair of blue jeans and a chef's apron in a new video he released ahead of Thanksgiving that explains how to properly brine a turkey, Boehner-style. (YouTube/John Boehner)

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Alex Brown with Food and Friends, a non-profit organization that provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses helps volunteers package food before Thanksgiving, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 24, 2014. Food and Friends will deliver almost 900 turkeys and sides on Thanksgiving which will total about 3500 meals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, walks the altar before communion during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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A Parishioner offer prayer during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, gives the homily during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times.

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A Parishioner offers prayer during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, gives the homily during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times.

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, center, prepares to give communion during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, gives the homily during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times.

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, gives the homily during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times.

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, gives the homily during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times.

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Parishioners’ listen as Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, gives the homily during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times.

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Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, center, gives communion during Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Northwest on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times