Hadiya Pendleton funeral

Just a day after First Lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral of 15-year-old shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton, police took two suspects into custody, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Murder charges are pending against the two men, and the charges could come as early as this evening, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

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Christopher Dorner manhunt

Los Angeles law enforcement officers with itchy trigger fingers shot up the wrong pickup truck during a massive manhunt for cop killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33.

2 women were hospitalized with serious injuries when LAPD officers mistook their pickup truck for Dorner’s and opened fire.

The attorney for Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, said the women had “no warning” before their truck was riddled with bullets as they delivered Los Angeles Times newspapers around 5:15 a.m. in Torrance, CA.

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Christopher Dorner

A massive manhunt is underway for Christopher Dorner, a fired Los Angeles police officer suspected in the deaths of a former police captain’s daughter and her fiance last weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Police say the bodies of Monica Quan and her boyfriend Keith Lawrence were found inside their car in a parking garage Sunday night. Dorner was last seen Thursday when he killed a police officer and wounded two others. He was reportedly driving a pickup at the time of the separate shootings.

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Michelle Obama Hadiya Pendleton

An unnamed White House source confirms that First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton in place of her husband, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Mrs. Obama will attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for the 15-year-old shooting victim, who was slain by an unknown gunman a few days after she danced for Obama during his 2nd Inauguration in January.

Pendleton was shot once in the back as she huddled with a group of friends in a park to wait out the rain. The King College Prep honor student was slain about two blocks from the Obamas’ Chicago residence in upscale Kenwood.

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petition Obama attend Hadiya Pendleton

In December, President Obama flew cross country to grieve with the parents of the 20 slain Sandy Hook Elementary school children. And now friends of 16-year-old Hadiya Pendleton are asking Obama to do the same for her. Pendleton, an honors student and drum majorette, was shot and killed in a park in Obama’s hometown of Chicago 2 days after she danced for him at his 2nd Inauguration.

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Hidaya Pendleton

Last month, President Barack Obama flew cross country to personally share in the grief of the parents who lost their children in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

In the hours following the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who danced for him at his Inauguration, the president and First Lady Michelle Obama released this statement:

“The president and first lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hadiya Pendleton.”

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Hidaya Pendleton A 15-year-old girl who performed with her high school band for President Obama at his 2nd Inauguration last week was shot and killed in the Kenwood area of Chicago Tuesday.

Hidaya Pendleton died just blocks from the high school she attended. The teenager was an honor student, a well-liked volleyball player, and majorette.

Witnesses tell CBS 2’s Mike Parker that Pendleton was among a group of 10 to 12 teenagers seeking shelter from the rain under a canopy in a park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when a gunman jumped a fence, and opened fire on the teens.

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Cissy Houston on Oprah

Grammy winning gospel singer Cissy Houston has no love for R&B singer Bobby Brown. In her memoir “Remembering Whitney”, Cissy Houston, 79, recalls the days when her daughter was madly in love with Brown, and she couldn’t understand why.

Whitney Houston drowned in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub at age 48. The coroner’s report listed cocaine, prescription drugs and alcohol in her system.

“Does it feels like a year already?” since Whitney passed, asked Oprah in an interview for Oprah’s Next Chapter, which aired Monday. “It feels like two years,” Cissy Houston replies.

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Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner dies

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, the lead singer of 70s Funk and Soul band The Ohio Players, died of heart failure Sunday at his home, according to a statement from his family.

In the 1970s, real musicians such as The Ohio Players, The Commodores, and Earth, Wind & Fire dominated the charts with music that infused funk, jazz and soul. The Ohio Players were known for their chart topping hits such as “Heaven Must Be Like This”, “Love Rollercoaster,” “Fire,” “Skin Tight” and “Funky Worm.” This is the music your parents used to boogie to at basements parties on hot, steamy nights.

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