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Ben Carson Heads To Middle East To Meet Syrian Refugees

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:22:43 Z)

Ben Carson hopes to bolster his international policy credentials with a quick trip to the middle east to meet face-to-face with refugees of the Syrian civil war. The Republican presidential candidate left the United States for Jordan Thanksgiving night, his campaign confirmed Friday.

Carson has been criticized for his responses to questions in recent weeks about the Syrian crisis, including one comment in which he compared the refugees to "rabid dogs."

He was a frontrunner along with Donald Trump in many of the polls, although his standings have dropped significantly as terrorism has risen as a major concern among voters.

Carson, who is a retired neurosurgeon, is expected to return to the United States on Sunday.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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