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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid by saying he would stand up for individual freedoms that are being trampled by “the Washington machine.”

The first-term senator from Kentucky, a libertarian with a reputation for challenging party orthodoxy, criticized Republicans in Congress and the White House for helping to drive up the federal debt and reducing personal liberties.

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