Aug. 19, 2018
The following story will move Monday as this week's Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
BEN CARSON LEGACY — Ben Carson's story of growing up in a single-parent household and climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where he made his name. In some schools his memoir was required reading. It was a modern-day fable about the power of perseverance. But his role as housing secretary in the Trump administration has added a complicated epilogue, leaving many who admired him feeling betrayed, unable to separate him from the politics of a president widely rejected by African-Americans. By Juliet Linderman. 1,470 words by 6 a.m., photos, 900-word abridged version.