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  • Obama: Victims of gun violence 'deserve a vote'

    Obama: Victims of gun violence 'deserve a vote'
    As Hadiya Pendleton's parents sat next to the first lady and listened, President Barack Obama told the nation Tuesday that his gun proposals deserve a vote in Congress because of victims like the slain Chicago teen. Delivering his State of the Union...
  • Michelle Obama invites slain girl's mom and brother to White House event

    Michelle Obama invites slain girl's mom and brother to White House event
    — First lady Michelle Obama has invited the mother and 10-year-old brother of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen slain in January soon after taking part in inauguration festivities, to attend the White House Easter egg roll, the mother said. "I...
  • First lady cites Chicago violence in CBS interview

    First lady cites Chicago violence in CBS interview
    First lady Michelle Obama said the nation has to embrace youths whose lives are surrounded by violence and "let them know we hear" their concerns. In a taped interview on CBS' "Sunday Morning" television show, the first lady weighed in about violence in...
  • 2 arrested in death of woman in North Chicago

    2 arrested in death of woman in North Chicago
    Two men are being questioned in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman Friday, the same day her younger sister attended President Barack Obama's speech on gun violence, officials said. The pair, 18 and 20, are being...
  • First lady to visit Harper High in West Englewood

    — First lady Michelle Obama, visiting Chicago on Wednesday for a discussion with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and civic leaders on ways to combat youth violence, will stop afterward at Harper High School, whose students have often been casualties in recent...
  • Teen slain 4 blocks from Obama home

     Teen slain 4 blocks from Obama home
    Timika Rutledge-German finally accepted there was only so much she could do to protect her 15-year-old son from Chicago's dangerous streets, but when he called for her help, she knew she would go. On Monday night, her son phoned her for a ride home....
  • First lady coming home to address youth violence

    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
  • Hadiya Pendleton's 'twin' describes death of best friend

    Hadiya Pendleton's 'twin' describes death of best friend
    As she and her high school classmates fled from the gunfire, Hadiya Pendleton screamed that she had been shot, fell to the ground, struggled to get up and fell again, according to her best friend. The best friend and another girl scrambled to Pendleton'...
  • Michelle Obama: Violence against kids 'personal'

    As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears. Before the meeting began at Harper High...
  • Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal

    Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal
    Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton was never particularly interested in politics. She viewed the workings of Congress from afar, giving barely a passing thought to the policies being debated in Washington. Then her 15-year-old daughter, Hadiya Pendleton, was...
  • Growing clamor for Obama to visit Chicago, address city's violence

     Growing clamor for Obama to visit Chicago, address city's violence
    When times are tough, the distraught have long sought comfort in an old church hymn. "In times like these," the song goes, "you need a savior." In Chicago communities overwhelmed by violence, some people are now singing a different tune. In times like...