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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Washington. Paul in recent days has sought to dismiss criticism over similarities between his speeches and entries in Wikipedia, accusing “footnote police” and “hacks and haters” for unfairly criticizing him. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Washington. Paul in recent days has sought to dismiss criticism over similarities between his speeches and entries in Wikipedia, accusing “footnote police” and “hacks and haters” for unfairly criticizing him. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

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