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Topic - Hadiya Pendleton
The low point so far in Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student.
A 15-year-old honor student who was gunned down last year is being remembered at the Chicago school she attended and in Washington.
City of Chicago statistics show that the number of shooting incidents involving teenagers 16 years and younger fell 40 percent between 2012 and 2013.
The Obama administration's all-out push for the Senate to move forward on gun control this week included a rare foray into the legislative arena by first lady Michelle Obama, who urged senators in an emotional plea not to filibuster the proposals.
It's Friday night in a dangerous Chicago neighborhood, and a steady stream of teenagers slip inside the gym at Kennicott Park.
Michelle Obama says people worried about youth gun violence have to do more than simply tell children they care about the problem and then wind up "going to these funerals and mourning with these kids when there's still work to do."
Chicago is a dangerous town, but gun control hasn't made it better. The city forbids the law-abiding from having guns, leaving the bad guys to rule the streets. The result is one of the highest murder rates in the country.
Describing absent fathers as a contributing factor to gun violence, President Obama told a Chicago audience Friday that he wished his own father hadn't abandoned him as a child.
A woman was tossed out of the public viewing galleries at Tuesday's State of the Union after shouting out in support of President Obama's demand for Congress to vote on gun control.
Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player and majorette who one week earlier was performing with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration ceremony. On Saturday, first lady Michelle Obama flew to Chicago to visit Hadiya -- paying respects at her funeral.
Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player and majorette who one week earlier was performing with her high school band at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. On Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama flew to Chicago to visit Hadiya – paying respects at her funeral.
First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Chicago on Saturday to attend the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old majorette who performed at the president's second inaugural parade last month.
First lady Michelle Obama, White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are scheduled to travel to Chicago Saturday to attend the funeral of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot to death last week after performing in President Obama's inauguration celebration.