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Deaf Md. student signs to Obama: 'I'm proud of you'

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LARGO, Md. (AP) - A Maryland community college student got some silent one-on-one time with President Barack Obama last week.

Stephon Williams, a deaf student, communicated in sign language with Obama as the president was shaking hands after an event on energy policy at the college.

Williams told Obama in sign language that he was proud of him. The president signed back, "Thank you."

Obama's Twitter feed posted a message about the exchange, and the 26-year-old Williams made a video about it.

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