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Ernie, a Muppet from the popular children's series Sesame Street, appears with new character Ji-Young, the first Asian American Muppet, on the set of the long-running children's program in New York on Nov. 1. Noreen Nasir/AP hide caption

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This 'Sesame Street' kid is now the Muppeteer for its first Asian American character

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Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch his own social networking platform called TRUTH Social, which is expected to begin its beta launch for "invited guests" next month. Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Co-chair Amanda Gorman dons a cobalt-blue Vera Wang gown and a book-shaped clutch that says "give us your tired," a look inspired by the Statue of Liberty. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum hide caption

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Line judge Maia Chaka signals during the game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets at Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 12 in Charlotte, N.C. Chaka made history as the first Black woman to officiate an NFL game. Grant Halverson/Getty Images hide caption

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Leylah Fernandez of Canada celebrates after winning her quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Tuesday. The 19-year-old is the youngest woman in the U.S. Open semifinals in nearly two decades. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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19-Year-Old Leylah Fernandez Is Captivating U.S. Open Watchers

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Naomi Osaka celebrates against Marie Bouzkova during their Women's Singles first round match on Day 1 of the 2021 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., on Monday. Sarah Stier/Getty Images hide caption

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Flag bearers Melissa Stockwell and Charles Aoki of Team United States lead their delegation in the parade of athletes during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghans crowd the tarmac of the Kabul airport on Monday to flee the country. Thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is among the 19 Republicans who voted for the $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona field reporters' questions last week as Sen. Susan Collins looks on during a news conference about the bipartisan infrastructure deal. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Unapologetically Moderate, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Says She's Focused On Results

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President Biden speaks about the pandemic and the country's vaccination campaign on Thursday at the White House. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Hopes To Boost COVID Vaccination Rates By Focusing On Federal Workers

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