NEWS ABOUT: Hadiya Pendleton

First Lady Chokes Up: 'Hadiya Pendleton Was Me'

Michelle Obama makes case for tougher gun laws in Chicago

(Newser) - Michelle Obama spoke in Chicago today about youth violence, the need for tougher gun laws, and the tragedy of Hadiya Pendleton —the black teenager from the city shot to death soon after performing at the president's inauguration. The Washington Post calls it a "rare" foray for any... More »

Teen Shot Dead Same Day Sister Attends Obama Speech

She was one of 3 Chicago teens slain over the weekend

(Newser) - A Chicago teenager was gunned down just hours after her 14-year-old sister sat on a stage behind President Obama as he gave a speech at her high school about gun violence. Janay McFarlane, the 18-year-old mother of a 3-month-old boy, was shot dead while visiting friends and family in North... More »

Obama Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $9

He also wants preschool available to all kids, tougher gun laws

(Newser) - We knew much of what he was going to say in advance—a focus on gun violence, job creation to create a "thriving middle class," and a quicker drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan , for starters—but President Obama still had a speech to give. Some highlights and... More »

SOTU Guests: Ted Nugent, Mohawk Guy

A look at who will be attending tonight's State of the Union address

(Newser) - Who will be sitting in the audience when President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight? Well, not everyone will be a fan:
  • Ted Nugent will be there as a guest of Rep. Steve Stockman, Talking Points Memo reports. Nugent wants to "counter the scams and lies
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2 Men Charged in Killing of Chicago Teen

Hadiya Pendleton murder case takes a turn

(Newser) - Two men were charged with murder today in the death of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student who was shot just days after returning from Washington, where she performed during President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities. The two young men, ages 18 and 20, were described by police as "persons... More »

Cops Question 2 in Chicago Teen's Slaying

No charges yet in Hadiya Pendleton case

(Newser) - Police are questioning two persons of interest in the murder of Hadiya Pendleton , the promising 15-year-old shot down in a Chicago park just weeks after performing at the presidential inauguration, the Chicago Tribune reports. Two men, ages 18 and 20, were taken into custody this weekend. So far, police haven'... More »

Michelle Obama Attends Funeral of Slain Girl

Hadiya Pendleton was killed after performing at Obama inauguration

(Newser) - Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral service today for a Chicago teen whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence. Yet, one speaker after another remembered 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton not so much as a symbol but as a best... More »

Michelle Obama to Attend Slain Girl's Funeral

First lady heading to Chicago for services for Hadiya Pendleton

(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... More »

Jackson Vows March for Slain Teen

Hadiya Pendleton was shot in Chicago park

(Newser) - Jesse Jackson is organizing a march this weekend in remembrance of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen who was killed just days after performing with her school band at President Obama's inauguration. Chicago already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but Jackson says he's hoping to... More »

Chicago Teen's Shooting Called Gang-War Mistake

Hadiya Pendleton was in 'wrong place at wrong time': police

(Newser) - The Chicago teen who was killed days after performing in President Obama's inauguration may have simply been in the "wrong place at the wrong time," Chicago's police superintendent says, calling the shooting a matter of "mistaken identity." The shooting, police believe, was part of... More »

Teen Shot Dead Days After Performing at Inauguration

Hadiya Pendleton murdered in Chicago park

(Newser) - Little more than a week ago, Hadiya Pendleton was performing with the King College Prep band and drill team at President Obama's inauguration. Yesterday she was killed, shot in a Chicago park while hanging out with her friends after getting out of school early. Hadiya, 15, was with a... More »

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