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2 Charged with Murder in Hadiya Pendleton Shooting

According to the Chicago Tribune, two young men have been charged with murder in the shooting of Hadiya Pendleton. The two suspects were reportedly out for revenge after a previous shooting. They mistook a friend of Pendleton’s for a rival gang member.

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Chicago Police Set to File Charges Against Two Suspects in Hadiya Pendleton Shooting

The Chicago Police Department is almost certain that charges will be made later today against two suspects in the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton.

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Christopher Dorner is First Known Human Target of Drones on U.S. Soil

As the manhunt for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner rages on, a drone is reportedly being used to locate him. He is the first known human target of a drone on U.S. soil.

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One Year Later, Remembering Whitney Houston

One year ago, the incomparable Whitney Houston passed away. Without question, among the finest vocalists ever. Her talent was undeniable, and she is still beloved and missed by fans across the globe. Rest in peace, Whitney.

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Hundreds Gather to Attend Funeral for Hadiya Pendleton

Hundreds packed the funeral of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday. Attendees heard remarks from her loved ones that painted a heartfelt, deeply personal portrait of the young lady; a loving daughter, and great best friend, a normal teenager.

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Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: February 4 – 10

Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. This week: “Incarceration is not only answer to urban youth violence,” “Chicago gets ‘F’ for efforts to stop youth violence,” and more!

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President Obama Will Visit Chicago This Friday to Address Gun Violence

BYP is pleased to report that President Obama will visit Chicago this Friday to address a variety topics, but will shine a particular spotlight on Chicago’s gun violence crisis.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal; Faces Significant Jail Time

Embattled former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reportedly signed a plea deal that will involve “significant jail time.” A source has told the Chicago Sun-Times that jail time would definitely be a part of any plea deal, and that his wife Sandi is the subject of a probe of her own.

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Christopher Dorner, Subject of Police Manhunt, Calls Out LAPD in Manifesto

The search for Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD office and member of the US Armed Forces who had allegedly killed three people, continues. Dorner feels that he was wrongfully terminated from the LAPD in 2008 for reporting another officer’s brutality against a disabled suspect.

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Washington Post’s Rahiel Tesfamariam: Why won’t Obama stand up for Chicago’s slain youth?

Washington Post columnist Rahiel Tesfamariam’s latest column examines Chicago’s gun violence crisis, and the need for President Obama to take a more active role in addressing that crisis. We agree; sign our petition at http://Change.org/BarackComeHome

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