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Next steps discussed for struggling neighborhoods

Increasing tax credits to support investment in low-income communities, supporting summer jobs programs and helping ex-offenders expunge their criminal records are some of the priorities to help Baltimore's struggling neighborhoods, community activists said Monday. A week after riots erupted in Baltimore, a group of political, religious and community leaders met at the Greater Baltimore Urban League to discuss what the next steps for the low-income areas of the city ought to be. "[We need] to give an example for the nation as to how we can truly make a difference in Baltimore," said U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.

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