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      Dr. Benjamin Carson rises to contender status for GOP presidential nomination

      Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon Dr. Ben Carson, right, signs a book for Delegate William Frank, R-Baltimore County, in Annapolis, Md., Friday, March 8, 2013 after Carson, who is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, spoke at a legislative prayer breakfast. Carson said Friday that while people have been urging him to run for president, he doesn't aspire to run for office. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

      A new name is circling around as a possible contender in the 2016 presidential race. And Marylanders know him well.

      Dr. Benajamin Carson is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins. And lately, he has become a darling among conservatives.

      Jenny Doren has the story.