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Puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird for nearly 50 years is retiring

Puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Big Bird for nearly 50 years is retiring

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The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on Sesame Street is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney, 84, announced in a statement Wednesday that he's handing over Big Bird and his other character, Oscar the Grouch, to younger performers. Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start…
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‘There is so much evidence’: Literary group sues Trump for allegedly stifling free speech
‘There is so much evidence’: Literary group sues Trump for allegedly stifling free speech

'There is so much evidence': Literary group sues Trump for allegedly stifling free speech

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In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies, organized petitions and established a Press Freedom Incentive Fund. Now the literary and human rights organization,…
Famed fiddler Ashley MacIsaac first to buy legal marijuana in Cape Breton

Famed fiddler Ashley MacIsaac first to buy legal marijuana in Cape Breton

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Fiddle by his side, Cape Breton music icon Ashley MacIsaac spent most of last night standing alone in the cold in the Sydney River, N.S., NSLC parking lot to be the first person on the island to get his hands on legal marijuana.  Recreational marijuana became legal at midnight across the country. "It is a momentous…
Elle apologizes for Kim Kardashian, Kanye West click-bait linking to voter registration sites

Elle apologizes for Kim Kardashian, Kanye West click-bait linking to voter registration sites

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CLOSE Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are reportedly calling it quits. The couple met on "Saturday Night Live" and became engaged just weeks after making their relationship official on Instagram in May. USA TODAY In this April 21, 2015 file photo, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the TIME 100 Gala in New York. (Photo:…