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Rand Paul declines comment on plagiarism charge

Oct. 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was not commenting Wednesday on reports he plagiarized parts of speeches he delivered in Virginia and Washington.

The first report of plagiarism came Monday on MSNBC, when host Rachel Maddow said Paul's speech that day at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., contained content from a Wikipedia entry on the 1997 sci-fi movie "Gattaca," written and directed by Andrew Niccol.

In the speech, Paul cited the movie as a cautionary tale to warn scientific advancement may have unintended consequences, including government use of DNA to control people, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal reported Wednesday.

Buzzfeed said Tuesday Paul plagiarized from a Wikipedia entry about the 1988 movie "Stand and Deliver" -- written by Nicholas Edwards, Ramon Menendez and Tom Musca -- in a June speech at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles in Washington.

Paul's office didn't respond to emails from the Courier-Journal requesting comment, the newspaper said.

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