Sen. Rand Paul stopped by airport security

Associated Press
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks about being stopped by security at the airport in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. A scanner set off an alarm and targeted his knee, although the senator said he has no screws or medical hardware around the joint. Paul told The Associated Press that he asked for another scan but refused to submit to a pat down by airport security. He said he was "detained" at a small cubicle and couldn't make his flight to Washington.  (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the son of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and a frequent critic of the Transportation Security Administration, was stopped by security at the Nashville airport Jan. 23 when a scanner set off an alarm and Paul declined to allow a security officer to subsequently pat him down.

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