Michelle Obama to Attend Slain Girl's Funeral

First lady heading to Chicago for services for Hadiya Pendleton
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2013 2:16 PM CST
First lady Michelle Obama bows her head during a ceremony at the Pentagon memorial in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama will attend Saturday's funeral for Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen killed not long after performing at President Obama's inauguration, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Alongside Obama will be adviser Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, also Chicagoans, reports the Tribune. No arrests have been made in the shooting, but a $40,000 reward remains. Police think the 15-year-old got shot accidentally amid a turf war between gangs. (Read more Michelle Obama stories.)

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