U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Oct. 7 pledged federal support to fight a surge in youth violence in Chicago and other cities, calling the brutal beating death of a teenager on the city's South Side a wake-up call for the country, reports the Associated Press. But neither offered specifics or outlined any new strategies on how the government would help quell the increase in the number of violent deaths among teens. Duncan and Holder were sent to Chicago by President Barack Obama to meet with officials, parents and students from Christian Fenger Academy High...

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