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WATCH: First Lady Chokes Up: 'Hadiya Pendleton Was Me'

WATCH: First Lady Chokes Up: 'Hadiya Pendleton Was Me'

(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 first lady into the big legislative issue of the day—"these reforms deserve a vote in Congress"— and the Chicago Tribune has a transcript. The part getting the most attention, however, is when the first lady choked up when discussing Hadiya:

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