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School Bans Deaf Child's… Name?!

Hunter Spanjer is a young deaf boy whose name in sign language looks a little like finger pistols.

A little too much for Grand Island Public Schools!

The district's Zero Tolerance policy means absolutely nothing that resembles a weapon will be allowed into the school.

Including a preschooler's fingers?!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) and see if U think Hunter is dangerous!

Zero Tolerance? Come on, guys, how about just a LITTLE common sense instead!

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Polly Chimp Wants A Cracker…In Sign Language!

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It's either that or he's really wants help escaping!

A chimpanzee finds himself in a hairy situation. There's a delicious cracker on the ground and he wants it BAD!

But there's a glass door in the way and he doesn't English.

Have no fear though, the chimp has a few tricks up his sleeves.

He knows British Sign Language!

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Johnny Depp Responds To Sign Language Critics!

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Time for the critics to get a 'lil critique from Johnny Depp!

Back when he and Natalie Portman spent their time working on a lil' sign language for Paul McCartney's My Valentine videos, some said their signs could easily be misinterpreted.

They said Natalie was saying "tampon" instead of "appear" and Johnny was actually calling his valentine his "enemy."

And since the videos were clearly being entered in the Sign Language Contest of the Universe, they had be to be 200% correct! No excuses!! Ha!

Well! Word finally got back to ole Johnny!! And according to him:

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Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman Under Fire For WHAT!?!

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Uh Oh!!

Someone is breaking Paul McCartney's heart!

In his new music video collection for My Valentine, Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp pay homage to the beautiful language of sign.

Unfortunately, the sign amateurs hit a few wrong gestures and ended up saying "tampon" instead of "appear" and "enemy" instead of "valentine."

Oooh….

So a rep for the British Deaf Association has spoken up:

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Check Out Paul McCartney's New Music Videos Featuring Johnny Depp And Natalie Portman HERE!

The 25-second preview yesterday was beautiful alone, so imagine how we feel NOW with THREE of these in full!

Last night, Paul McCartney debuted multiple music videos for his new single, My Valentine, which he also directed with the help of cinematographer Wally Pfister, and both Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman are featured - signing along to the lyrics to the latest from the former Beatle!

Ch-ch-check out the clip with both actors (above)!

So simple. So touching. So beautiful.

The man never disappoints, and we're thrilled he enlisted the help of such wonderful talent to achieve this!

Well done!

And check out the other two videos, each featuring Johnny and Natalie separately…AFTER THE JUMP!

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President Obama Surprises Deaf Student By Answering Him In Sign Language

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President Obama is such an amazing man!!

When Washington college student Stephon, who is hearing impaired, got the lucky chance to meet the President, he made sure to make it an epic moment.

And boy, did he!

As the President approached him and other fans at an event on energy policy, Stephon signed to him:

"I'm proud of you."

And Obama actually signed back, "Thank you," leaving Stephon speechless.

Watch it happen (above)!!
What a lovely surprise! And so inspirational. Such a small gesture can truly touch someone's heart.

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Smoking Chimpanzee Dies At 44

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Booie was a chimpanzee living at a Los Angeles animal sanctuary.

He used to have a pretty bad smoking habit too.

He was a chimp that was retired from a research lab and once in the sanctuary was made to quit cigarettes.

Though he did still have one vice: a love of candy!

And he was so intelligent he used to use sign language to try and get people to give him a treat, signing:

"Booie see sweet in pocket."

Cute!!

But now Booie is gone, and the fate of the sanctuary is up in the air now that they've lost their biggest fund raiser, as well as their best friend.

So sad.

R.I.P. Booie

[Image via AP Images.]

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