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July 23, 2013

Michelle Obama shifting focus to kids and gun violence

WASHINGTON — It’s a second term for Michelle Obama, too, and she’s shifting her social-issues emphasis to kids and gun violence after spending four years stressing better physical fitness for the young.

A meeting with students at Harper High School on Chicago’s South Side led Mrs. Obama to put a new spin on the stalled legislative debate over whether to ban firearms or impose new background checks on people who want to buy guns.