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'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, the First Muppet With Autism

Get this: The woman who is Julia's puppeteer is Stacey Gordon . Over the past year, Julia made appearances in Sesame Street promotional material, print media and workshops, especially Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children - an information campaign and initiative that aims to normalize autism among children across America.

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Drake breaks Ed Sheeran's Spotify record with 76m streams in a day

Skepta and Jorja Smith , two other British artists in the same genre who also appear on the album, saw more modest increases (21% and 12%, respectively). All we can think is the break-up was sooo messy, he's heartbroken. Well, last year's album Views lent itself brilliantly to the medium, satiating both fan and business needs.

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Is Introducing a Muppet Character With Autism

The adorable redhead will first show up on the long-running series alongside Elmo and Abby Cadabby - with whom she first appeared in an online-only digital storybook in 2015 called Sesame Street and Autism: See the incredible in All Children - as they introduce her to Big Bird, as revealed Sunday on 60 Minutes .

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United Kingdom govt halts YouTube advertising over extremism funding concerns

The move comes after companies including Marks & Spencer, McDonald's and Tesco withdrew advertising from Google in the United Kingdom due to their ads being displayed by Google in extremist YouTube videos. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe conference in London, Brittin said "I want to start by saying sorry to the brands affected by this". The ads , placed via programmatic systems, can earn revenue for those who post videos.

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Jolie in adoption paper row

The aid worker added that the "Tomb Raider" actress never cleared up the fact that the adoption papers said that he was Maddox's dad. Angelina Jolie is back in Los Angeles after a week trip to London with her kids. This is just the latest controversy in Maddox's adoption, with the agent who arranged his placement with Angelina, Lauryn Galindo , later jailed in the US.

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German teen boasted of murder in online video

Officers made the arrest after the man called from a fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body, police spokesman Gunnar Wortmann said. Hesse allegedly killed the boy in the home where he'd lived for years with his parents, according to The Mirror. "I will never forget this", said Pascal R., 34, who discovered the boy dead from numerous stab wounds.

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Latest News On The RAW Women's Championship Match For WWE WrestleMania 33

For months now it's been rumored that Bayley would defend her Raw Women's Title against Nia Jax, Charlotte and Sasha Banks in a Fatal 4-Way match at WrestleMania 33. Her words of encouragement can be seen as insincere, with "The Boss" clearly displaying ulterior motives as she cites how nobody thinks Bayley is a worthy champion.

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Has the Mystery of Tom Brady's Missing Super Bowl Jerseys Been Solved?

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo that department investigators relied on a tip from an informant and tracked Brady's jersey from last month's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons to Mexico. The suspect can be seen entering the Patriots' locker room after Super Bowl 51, carrying a bag on one shoulder just a few people behind Bill Belichick.

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People Can't Get Over How GINORMOUS This Freaking Chicken Is

Such is the size of the white-feathered animal that many claim it is in fact a man inside a chicken suit. It is a Brahma chicken , a particularly large breed of the bird often referred to as the "King of All Polutry". If we convert the weight of one McNugget-16 grams-into pounds, we're left with 0.035274 pounds. The site also pegs this particular chicken as being from Kosovo, since the footage was initially uploaded to a chicken-themed Facebook group based in the country.

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Kim Kardashian Believed She Would Be Raped And Killed During Paris Robbery

But at the time, they were all she could think about. "Hello! Hello" but no one replied. Luckily she was wrong. And yes, even the paparazzi got a little mushy about the whole thing, sending a photo with the message, "We don't love you because we need you".

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Dave Chappelle explains why he left Comedy Central's 'Chappelle's Show'

The 43-year-old comedian sat down with Gayle King of "CBS This Morning" to discuss Prince's lasting impression on him, and the friendship between the two. I've been all over the country touring all my life, but I never saw anything. Now I've seen everything. Addressing his Chappelle's Show conclusion (and the millions of dollars he left on the table in the process), Chappelle likened the experience to a painful break-up.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Sit 3 Players, Hear from Front Office

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers waits for the start of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 19, 2017 in Los Angeles , California. "When teams do that and you are playing them, it does throw you off a little bit, but you have to come out and win the game", Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.

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Don't Panic, But Disney's Live Action 'Mulan' Will Not Have Any Songs

But really, it turns out Mulan , the next Disney classic to get a live-action remake, won't feature any of the iconic songs. The trailer for Emilia Clarke's new film is here and it looks seriously creepyThe film's director, Niki Caro, has confirmed that there won't be any I'll Make A Man Out Of You corkers.

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Deadpool & Cable May be a Polar Comedic Duo

The half-man, half-cyborg - due to make his live-action debut in Deadpool 2 - is set to become part of the fabric of the highly promising adult branch of Fox's X-Men properties, with the chosen actor facing the huge responsibility of leading the X-Force.

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Cheetah Gets Her Claws Out in New Injustice 2 Trailer

Also, Batman definitely needs to do something about that malfunctioning Batplane... someone could get hurt. A character who is known as an adversary to Wonder Woman, Cheetah first appeared in the comics in 1943 as a woman with the appearance and traits of a cheetah, with her predominant power coming in her speed and risky attacks.

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Drake's More Life Offers Insights Into His Life

He kept calling it a " playlist " so most of us assumed that it's going to be more like a compilation album with only a few Drake songs. Drake is the biggest rapper in the world right now. He only has a warped version of her voice to hang onto. More Life contains tracks featuring the likes of Kanye West and Travis Scott, as well as a slew of British talent including Skepta, Giggs and Jorja Smith.

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Ivanka Trump to receive White House office, security clearance

Since Donald Trump took office, his eldest daughter has been an increasingly visible presence in the White House, where her husband, Jared Kushner, already serves as a senior adviser. " Ivanka Trump's brand by exploiting the power and prestige of the White House for personal gain, including, but not limited to, piggy-backing promotion of defendant Ivanka Trump products on appearances at executive brand and other government events", the filing reads .

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Sesame Street Will Introduce Julia, an Autistic Muppet

Jeanette Betancourt , Sesame Workshop's senior VP of US social impact, said families of children with autism have asked the show to address the issue for years now. " Julia is an wonderful little character", said Jeanette Betancourt , senior vice preside of Sesame Workshop, according to APTN. When Big Bird, another character in the series is introduced to her, she would ignore him, which makes Big Bird confused and he thinks "that maybe she didn't like me".

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Wonder Woman Gives Birth: Here's What Gal Gadot Named Her Baby Girl

The actress who has taken the world by storm after becoming Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice delivered a baby girl on Monday morning. She is here, Maya . Wonder Woman Gal Gadot just welcomed her own superhero-in-training to the family. "Most of the movies, the men are in charge, the men are the most powerful ones", Gadot noted.

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Sensex down 129 points on profit booking

In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei fell 0.35 per cent and China's Shanghai Composite index was down 0.02 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.53 per cent in early trade today. A weak dollar in overseas markets and selling of the United States currency by exporters and banks supported the rupee in opening trade, forex dealers said.

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United States judge mulls request to spare Roman Polanski jail

Polanski fled to France in 1978 on the eve of sentencing, and his lawyer is now asking a judge to unseal testimony in the case, and also state whether he believes the Oscar victor has already served his incarceration sentence. Mr Braun told the court that the sentence at the time of Polanski's offence was a maximum of two years in prison with 50% credit - meaning he would have spent 12 months in custody "at most".

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White House promotes satirical article praising Trump's new budget

This budget will make America a lean, mean fighting machine with bulging, rippling muscles and not an ounce of fat. On Friday, the Trumps headed to Florida for the weekend, in which Melania's parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, made their first public appearance in dark clothes and sunglasses.

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Meek Mill Vows To Reveal Nicki Minaj's Dirty Secrets

The first part addresses their breakup while the second part could be seen as Ross talking about the popular beef between Meek Mill and Drake, fueling rumors that it was caused by Nicki Minaj . What's more he's made his little crush on her public by liking her Instagram pictures... that's the most public you can be!Now Kylie and Tyga are still together, but a source close to the 19 year old says "Kylie has butterflies over meek".

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The alternate ending of 'Rogue One' reveals who would have survived

And amid all the action and excellent storytelling, fans will also get to relive the heartbreaking ending for all those new heroes introduced in the film. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly , Whitta finally revealed the details of this written and quickly abandoned version. Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), and their motley crew all die after successfully completing their mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

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Toddler twins party all night long in hilarious video

March 19, 2017 by Hanna Fillingham A video has gone viral showing the secret night time antics of two-year-old twins Andrew and Ryan - and they seemed to be having a wonderful time avoiding sleep! Occasionally the boys would take time out to sit together on the couch - no doubt to connive what they would do next.

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Tony Pulis Reveals Arsene Wenger Told Him He Will Stay at Arsenal

However, speaking to InfoSport Plus , Giroud insists the players at Arsenal all want Wenger to stay amid claims he is set to sign a new two-year deal. I give my best. Everybody has to look at himself. "I will say this", said Pulis. Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal is the talking point of the Premier League at present, with so much negativity surrounding the club, he may be forced to stay.

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Sesame Street introduces Julia, its first character with autism

These characters are the show's most familiar faces, and while these classic muppets will never leave the series, every once in a while the creators introduce someone new. "It means that our kids are important enough to be seen in society", she told the CBS show " 60 Minutes ". As for other characters, the show conducted extensive research, including consultations with educators and child psychologists - and in this case, autism organisations, to comprehend how best to normalise autism for ...

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Penélope Cruz to play Donatella Versace for FX

Cruz has been tapped to play Donatella Versace , sister of murdered fashion designed Gianni Versace , in the third season of the series, which has appropriately been titled Versace: American Crime Story. The 10-episode third season will debut in 2018, following quickly on Katrina's heels. The first was The People V OJ Simpson and the second is Feud about Joan Crawford and Bette David.

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Beijing park using facial recognition to dispense toilet paper

However, the new toilet dispensers have already drawn complaints that they don't work. The new smart toilet paper system has also sparked discussions on social media, particularly over privacy and security concerns. Toilet paper use at one of the park's public toilets has dropped from 20 to four rolls within three days, reports said . But it has also had teething problems.

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WWE diva Paige's mum responds after SEX TAPE appears online

If WWE fires her they're hypocrites for keeping Seth Rollins . One video features Paige performing a solo act with a sex toy, another engaging in oral sex, while there are at least three other videos in which she is seen having sex with men.

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The Big Bang Theory Renewed for Two More Seasons

Monday, it became a done deal: CBS has picked up its top-rated show for two more years, which will carry it through a 12th season. Good news for fans of The Big Bang Theory (and no, this isn't one of Sheldon's classic "Bazinga!" pranks): CBS and Warner Bros.

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Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

The move will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations to start between London and Brussels in the coming weeks. Russell, the minister for United Kingdom negotiations on Scotland's place in Europe, has been involved in discussions between London and Edinburgh over the Article 50 process as a member of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations.

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Senate Intelligence Committee: No Indications Trump Tower was Wiretapped

After missing a deadline set by Nunes and Schiff, the department asked for more time to review their request and "to determine what if any responsive documents may exist". Clapper said. "I think the entire country needs to know if there's something there". "He stands by it", Spicer said, going on to assail journalists for the way they have reported on the controversy.

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'Power Rangers' features first gay big-screen superhero

Director Dean Isrealite explained the moment to The Hollywood Reporter , confirming that yes, Trini is queer and during the movie she's working out what that means for her. Becky G as Trini in Saban's Power Rangers . "I think what's great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, 'That's OK'".

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Energy transition to generate US$10 trillion in benefits by 2050 - IEA/IRENA

The reports were released on Monday by two global agencies, the worldwide Energy Agency (IEA) and the worldwide Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), according to CTV News Canada . "Stronger price signals and carbon pricing can help provide a level playing field when complemented by other measures, and the report emphasises the importance of considering needs of those without energy access", IRENA and IEA said.


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