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Ben Carson: Fix economy to address poverty

Ben Carson: Fix economy to address poverty

Dr. Ben Carson, the retired Hopkins neurosurgeon who announced his presidential campaign this week, returned to Baltimore on Thursday to tell community leaders here that the way to relieve tensions with police and help impoverished neighborhoods is to fix the nation's economy. Carson, who on Monday entered the rapidly growing field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination, largely sidestepped direct questions about police cameras and the high rate of incarceration in African American communities -- suggesting that reducing taxes and regulations would restart an economic engine that would benefit everyone. "The economy has a lot to do with that," Carson said when...