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The MacArthur Foundation will give $100 million to Elmo, Big Bird and their buddies to massively scale up early childhood development programs for Syrian refugees.

Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee won a global competition by the MacArthur Foundation seeking solutions to what the judges called "a critical problem of our time."

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Mary Lee Dodd Greene, a longtime KERA staffer who was also a North Texas civil rights and education champion, has died.

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Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who brought Elmo to life on Sesame Street, is stepping down after 28 years in the job.

The unidentified man who made the allegations of an underage relationship with Kevin Clash, a longtime 'Sesame Street' puppeteer, has recanted his claim. The man's lawyer now says it was "an adult consensual relationship." The New York Times has the details.

The man who accused the voice of Elmo of having sex with him while he was underage has recanted his allegations.

According to The New York Times, which broke the story, the law firm representing the man said he and Kevin Clash had a sexual relationship but it "was an adult consensual relationship."

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Elmo's puppet master takes a break, KERA radio schedule pulls a do-si-do, revisiting the 'Think' interview with Petraeus' biographer and more.