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US First Lady mourns slain Chicago teenager

Michelle Obama attends funeral of 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration.
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2013 05:03

Michelle Obama, America's First Lady, has attended the funeral of a 15-year-old girl who was killed weeks after performing at President Obama's inauguration celebration.

The high school student was the 46th person to be shot dead in the Obamas' hometown of Chicago this year alone.

Her death has intensified a national debate on gun control.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.

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