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Mic Daily: Kavanaugh’s confirmation hits a major snag — and other news of the day

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Bert and Ernie were a gay couple, writer says, but ‘Sesame Street’ says different

The popular show has spoken out against comments made by former writer Mark Saltzman.

Tickle Me Elmo's robot insides will give you nightmares for days

Get ready to be weirded out.
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'Sesame Street' Trump video clips: 4 times the PBS children's show mocked the president

Donald Trump is not welcome on 'Sesame Street.'

'Sesame Street' finally introduces Julia, a muppet with autism

'?Sesame Street' has a new muppet on the block.
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Maria From 'Sesame Street' Just Delivered a Powerful Message to Young Latinos

"Get behind the camera."

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John Oliver Uses 'Sesame Street' to Explain the Irreparable Damage of Lead Poisoning

“It’s one of those things so dangerous you shouldn’t even let a little bit of it inside you — much like heroin or Jeremy Piven."
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First Trailer for 'Sesame Street' on HBO Released

'Sesame Street' is coming back on HBO in January.
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Meet Julia, Sesame Street's New Character With Autism

Every kid is amazing.
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Watch 'Sesame Street' Lampoon Donald Trump as "Donald Grump" in This Resurfaced Clip

"I'm Donald Grump and I have more trash than all of you."

Watch the Muppets Lip-Sync N.W.A's "Express Yourself"

"I get straight, meditate like a Buddhist," Fozzie Bear raps.
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A True Legend Is Leaving "Sesame Street" — And These 5 Moments Show Why We're Heartbroken

Sonia Manzano says goodbye after four decades on TV.

Ed Sheeran and Kermit the Frog Teamed Up to Play Kermit's Most Famous Song

The lovers, the dreamers and Ed Sheeran.

Macklemore Just Released His First New Music in a Year... on 'Sesame Street'

Now if only he'd performed "Same Love" with Bert and Ernie.

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Here's What 'Sesame Street' Can Teach Us About Prison Reform

The new initiative undertaken by Sesame Street and the release and death of Herman Wallace all point to the same thing: the need for prison reform.

"Sesame Street" Takes On America's Prison Industrial Complex

Sesame Street tackles the tough issue of having a parent who is incarcerated in ways children can understand: muppets and animation.

No Children's Show Wanted to Reach Out to Kids With Parents In Jail — But Sesame Street Just Did

Sesame Workshop aims to comfort kids with incarcerated parents, so cheers to the brand for recognizing a need and stepping in to fill it.

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9 Of the Most Famous Oscars in History

In honor of the Oscars and their nine major award categories, here are nine of the most famous Oscars in history.
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Mitt Romney Economic Plan: Big Bird Will Survive Spending Cuts, But These Programs Will Not

These programs have been deemed “unnecessary” not because of their actual value, but because of the great length of time it takes to reap those profits.
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Big Bird Ad: Obama Gets Hammered for Mixing Kid Television With Politics

A recent Obama campaign ad is using Big Bird to attack GOP rival Mitt Romney, to which the network asked be removed.
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Obama vs Romney Debate: Big Bird is Rich Like Romney, so Stop the Big Bird Rap

Big Bird and the Sesame Street franchise are extraordinarily profitable. They earned $211 million between 2003 and 2006.