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ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter will be spending Thanksgiving at home in Plains, Georgia. 

Carter was released from Emory University Hospital this morning. 

The Carter Center said in a statement that the 95-year-old former president and his wife are grateful for all the prayers, cards, and notes they have received. 

Carter underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a head injury sustained in a fall.

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