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Hot video: Elmo voice actor denies teen-sex allegations
The puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo is on a leave of absence from “Sesame Street” and denies he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.

Quote of note
"We are deeply grateful to Lance for creating a cause that has served millions of cancer survivors and their families. We are beholden to the Armstrong family for the nearly $7 million in contributions throughout the foundation’s history. Lance Armstrong was instrumental in changing the way the world views people affected by cancer." – Jeff Garvey, chairman of Livestrong, in a statement after Lance Armstrong quit the board of his foundation. Armstrong resigned as chairman after a report on his alleged doping abuses but said he would remain on the board.
News to know
Israel began attacking a “terror tunnel” in Gaza, the Israeli military said Monday. The country is trying to shut down what they say is a terror network. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "The world must understand that Israel will not sit idly against attempts to harm us.” Palestinian news agency WAFA said six people were killed in the attacks, and 30 were wounded.
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