5 Things to Know About Obama's State of the Union Speech

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3. Gun Control

Did you notice those large green ribbons worn on the lapels of lawmakers? They were in tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Obama mentioned Hadiya Pendleton, the high school majorette who was shot and killed in Chicago, the week after performing at the inauguration. Michelle Obama comforted Pendleton’s parents, and the crowd nearly burst into cheers as the president listed off the towns affected by mass shootings in the past year.


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