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Right on cue: Cued speech helps deaf children improve communications 


A promising form of communication is allowing more deaf children to improve literacy and visually understand spoken language. Advocates say that cued speech, offered in various schools around the country, enables deaf or hard of hearing children to converse better with their family and peers.


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Northwestern's Mount Trashmore piles up the waste on Earth Day
Mount Trashmore towered in front of Lunt Hall on Northwestern University's Evanston campus, dramatically displaying the amount of trash collected on campus during a seven-hour period.
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"These Bags are a Relic of Yesterday's Economy" 
Chicago City Council today banned plastic bags from large retail stores. The ordinance, which goes into effect Aug. 1 of next year, exempts dine-in or takeout restaurants and any store not defined as a chain store – three or more stores owned by the same owner – until Aug. 1, 2016.
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Alderman Sposato

Ald. Nicholas Sposato (36th Ward) holds up a mattress made out of plastics bags. Sposato opposed the ban and referenced the organization that repurposes plastic bags to make mattresses for homeless people during his comments at the meeting.

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