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Maya Angelou speaks during the AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards at Ronald Reagan Building on December 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Poet, Author Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982.

05/28/2014

Chess and rubber duck national toy hall of fame (National Toy Hall of Fame)

Rubber Duck, Chess Inducted Into National Toy Hall Of Fame

Rubber ducks have been immortalized in song. Now they’ve been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

11/07/2013

Kevin Clash And Elmo (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment)

Judge Throws Out Lawsuits Against Former ‘Elmo’ Actor

Federal Judge Kevin Koeltl threw out the lawsuits Monday. He said the claims came more than six years after each man reasonably should have become aware of Clash’s alleged violations and more than three years after each turned 18.

07/01/2013

Bert And Ernie New Yorker Cover

Viral New Yorker Cover Features Bert And Ernie Celebrating DOMA Ruling

While the Sesame Workshop has maintained for many years that Bert and Ernie are just platonic friends, the “Sesame Street” characters appear clearly as a romantic couple on the cover of an upcoming New Yorker issue.

06/29/2013

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg speaks with Muppet character Miss Piggy during the Museum of the Moving Image and the Jim Henson Legacy collaboration press conference at the Museum of the Moving Image on May 21, 2013 in Queens.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Miss Piggy Announce New Muppets Exhibit Coming To Queens

Muppet creator Jim Henson’s family is donating about 400 puppets, costumes, props and other items to the Museum of the Moving Image.

05/21/2013

Times Square Cookie Monster

Man Dressed As Cookie Monster Accused Of Shoving Child In Times Square

The fun ended quickly for a family on a day out in Times Square recently, after an ugly confrontation with a man dressed as Cookie Monster.

04/08/2013

Kevin Clash And Elmo (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment)

Fifth Accuser Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Elmo Puppeteer

According to a federal lawsuit filed in New York on Tuesday, Kevin Kiadii, now 25, says he was 16 when he met Kevin Clash during an online chat.

04/02/2013

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Elmo Visits The Couch To Celebrate ‘Sesame Street Live!’

Sesame Street Live’s newest stage spectacular is coming to New York City. The show, Elmo’s Super Heroes, will be at the Theater at Madison Square Garden from February 7 through February 18th.

01/14/2013

Kevin Clash And Elmo (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment)

Fourth Accuser Alleges Underage Sex With Ex-Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash

Another accuser filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming he had underage sex with Kevin Clash – the man who was known until last month as the voice and puppeteer behind Elmo.

12/10/2012

Kevin Clash And Elmo (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment)

Florida Man Sues Ex-Elmo Puppeteer, Claims Abuse Happened In NYC

The man says he met Kevin Clash on a chat line when he was 16 years old in 2000 and exploring modeling opportunities in New York.

11/27/2012

Sheldon Stephens

Elmo Puppeteer Accuser Speaks Out For The First Time

The young man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him as an underage teen, then recanted his story, has broken his silence.

11/21/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

Kevin Clash arrives at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 4, 2011 in Washington. (credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

Sesame Workshop: Elmo Actor Kevin Clash Resigns Amid Sex Allegation

In a statement issued Tuesday, Sesame Workshop called the controversy surrounding Kevin Clash’s personal life “a distraction that none of us want.”

11/20/2012

Kevin Clash arrives at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 4, 2011 in Washington. (credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

Accuser Recants Underage Sex Allegations Against Elmo Puppeteer

A man has now recanted his claims, after splashing across the headlines accusing Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who plays Elmo on “Sesame Street,” of having a sexual affair with him when he was underage.

11/13/2012

Kevin Clash arrives at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 4, 2011 in Washington. (credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

Elmo Puppeteer On Leave From ‘Sesame Street’ After Allegations Of Affair With Underage Teen

Sesame Workshop says puppeteer Kevin Clash denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.

11/12/2012

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