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Biographical Inaccuracies Raise Questions About Ben Carson

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GOP candidate Ben Carson. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.

GOP candidate Ben Carson. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.

NBC – As Republican presidential front-runner Dr. Ben Carson plays defense on accounts that he was offered a full scholarship to West Point and was a youth so troubled that he once tried to stab a friend, new reports of biographical inaccuracies are coming to light.

During the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, for example, Carson — then, a junior at Detroit’s Southwestern High — claims to have heroically protected a few white students from anger-fueled attacks by hiding them in the biology lab, where he worked part time. But The Wall Street Journal could not confirm the account through interviews with a half-dozen of Carson’s classmates and his high school physics teacher. All of the students remembered the riot, but none could recall white students hiding in the biology lab.

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