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Lawmakers meet in Baltimore to discuss inequality

Lawmakers meet in Baltimore to discuss inequality

Calling for a renewed effort to eliminate poverty, federal lawmakers met Tuesday in Baltimore to discuss underlying issues they said contributed to the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent riots: racism, lack of economic opportunity and disparities in education.

"The death of Freddy Gray turned the nation's eyes to the city," said Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Democrat who helped organize the University of Baltimore forum, which drew members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Joint Economic Committee.

"We cannot let the nation's gaze turn away" without addressing those deeper issues, Cummings said.

The lawmakers focused most of their...