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This image released by Sesame Workshop shows Julia, a new autistic muppet character debuting on the 47th Season of
A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street'
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted.
That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang.

FILE - In this June 18, 1969, file photo, columnist Jimmy Breslin, left, and author Norman Mailer concede defeat in New York City's primary election after Mailer's unsuccessful bid for mayor, with Breslin as his running mate for city council president, at
Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jimmy Breslin scored one of his best-remembered interviews with President John F. Kennedy's grave-digger and once drove straight into a riot where he was beaten to his underwear.
In a writing career that spanned six decades, the columnist and author became the brash embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker, chronicling wise guys and big-city power brokers but always coming back to the toils of ordinary working people.

Charlie Sheen's ex-wife takes plea deal in Utah driving case
HEBER CITY, Utah - A former wife of actor Charlie Sheen has taken a plea deal on charges she wouldn't stop her car for police.
Citing court records, the Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2nHeQwm ) that Brooke Mueller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanour charge of attempted failure to stop at police command, which was downgraded from a felony.

Wife: Glen Campbell can no longer play guitar
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Glen Campbell's wife says Alzheimer's disease has robbed the 80-year-old singer's ability to play guitar.
But Kim Campbell tells The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2mgkkRQ ) that her husband occasionally breaks into a solo air guitar routine, which she says is "kind of fun."

Chuck Berry's spirit lives on through countless songs
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Behind so many great rock bands and rock songs looms the music of Chuck Berry.
Like the time a teenage Keith Richards ran into a childhood friend, Mick Jagger, at a train station in England and discovered they were musical soul mates.

FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2009 file photo, American guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry appears at the
Key dates in the life of rock 'n' roll visionary Chuck Berry
Some key dates in the life of Chuck Berry:
—Oct. 18, 1926: Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry in St. Louis.

FILE - In this April 4, 1980 file photo, guitarist and singer Chuck Berry performs his
Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry
Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry at age 90:

Man charged after painting slashed at UK National Gallery
LONDON - A man has been charged with criminal damage after a painting in Britain's National Gallery was slashed in front of shocked visitors.
Witnesses say a man lashed out with what looked like a screwdriver at Thomas Gainsborough's 18th-century portrait of a wealthy young couple, "Mr. and Mrs. William Hallett" — better known as "The Morning Walk" — at the gallery on Saturday.

Rapper Drake watches the action between the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors during first half NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Drake has finally delivered
Sonic the Hedgehog to J.Lo: Five questions raised by Drake's 'More Life'
TORONTO - Drake has finally delivered "More Life," but he hasn't necessarily handed us all the answers.
The Toronto-raised rapper unleashed his latest 22-track studio project Saturday, giving fans plenty of material to chew on while raising a whole new batch of questions.

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. F
Quotes about rock 'n' roll visionary Chuck Berry
Over the years, writers and musicians have praised Chuck Berry's music. Here are some quotes about the rock 'n roll visionary, who died Saturday at age 90:

Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry
Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry at age 90:

Teddy Kogos, of Vintage Vinyl, changes the marquee at the famed record store on the Delmar Loop in University City, Mo., to mark the death of music legend Chuck Berry on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller
Chuck Berry's influence on rock 'n roll was incalculable
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask.
Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a handful of others in the 1950s, Chuck Berry — who was 90 when he died Saturday at his suburban St. Louis home — helped define the modern teenager. While Elvis Presley gave rock n' roll its libidinous, hip-shaking image, Berry was the aut

A-Rod takes J-Lo out to the ballgame
TAMPA, Fla. - Take me out to the ballgame, A-Rod.
You got it, J-Lo.

Teddy Kogos of Vintage Vinyl changes the marquis at the famed record store on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis to mark the death of music legend Chuck Berry on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Earlier in the day, police announced Berry died at the age of 90. (David C
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90.
Emergency responders summoned to Berry's residence by his caretaker about 12:40 p.m. found him unresponsive, police in Missouri's St. Charles County said in a statement. Attempts to revive Berry failed, and he was pronounced dead shortl

FILE - In this March 28, 2016 file photo, Jonathan Goldsmith works on a public service announcement at the Make-A-Wish Vermont office in Burlington, Vt. Goldsmith, who appeared for nine years as the
Ex-'Most Interesting Man' to help judge best beard contest
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The man who once helped pitch Dos Equis beer as the "most interesting man in the world" is turning his attention from his favourite beer to his favourite beard by judging a Saturday competition called Vermont Beardies.
Actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who lives in Manchester and sports a closely cropped white beard that he maintains with a lice comb given to him by a veterinarian, is one of four judges who will choose the contest's winner in Burlington.

FILE - In this March 28, 2016 file photo, Jonathan Goldsmith works on a public service announcement at the Make-A-Wish Vermont office in Burlington, Vt. Goldsmith, who appeared for nine years as the
The Latest: Dad who grew beard for daughter wins contest
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Latest on a the 2017 Vermont Beardies competition (all times local):
8:30 p.m.

NewsAlert: Chuck Berry dead at age 90: Police
ST LOUIS, Mo. - St. Charles County, Missouri, police say rock 'n' roll visionary Chuck Berry has died at age 90 .

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017 file photo, President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks at the PBS's Executive Session at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal plans to kill funding for
Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act's 50th year
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be a hollow celebration.
Trump's 2018 budget proposal makes him the second president to try to kill funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the first to target the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as well.

FILE- In this March 16, 2017 file photo, actress Jennifer Garner, a Trustee for Save the Children, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing to support ea
Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner to do live reading of 'Juno'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in "Juno" during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The creators will stage the reading April 8 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles to raise money for the women's health organization. Jennifer Garner will also be back in the role of the adoptive mom, but the male leads played by Michael Cera, Jason Bateman and J.K. Simmons wil

Theresa Caputo to skeptics: Let psychic believers believe
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Theresa Caputo is not bothered in the slightest if you don't believe that she's a medium.
The TV personality and star of "Long Island Medium" on TLC has plenty of believers and says if you're not one of them, that's OK, too.