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Hadiya Pendleton's mom, Cleopatra in ad urging gun background checks

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Video by Mayors Against Illegal guns featuring the mother of slain Hadiya Pendleton, Cleopatra. The 15-year-old was gunned down on Jan. 29 in a park about a mile from President Barack Obama's Kenwood family home--and days after she was in Washington for his inauguration. Mrs. Pendleton is urging Congress to pass universal background checks for gun buyers.

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This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on February 17, 2013 12:51 PM.

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