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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul testified Monday that he feared for his life after being hit by a blindside tackle from a neighbor, who broke several of his ribs while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

The Republican senator was the first witness in the trial on his lawsuit against attacker Rene Boucher.

In recounting the 2017 attack, Paul said he got off his riding mower to pick up a stick and was straightening up when Boucher hit him with such force that both flew through the air 5 or 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters).

Lisa Autry

U.S. Senator Rand Paul and the neighbor convicted of assaulting him outside his Bowling Green home are expected to come face to face in a courtroom this week. 

Paul is seeking monetary damages against Rene Boucher in a civil trial that starts with jury selection on Monday in Warren Circuit Court. 

Senator Paul is suing Boucher for a maximum of $500,000 in compensatory damages and up to $1 million in punitive damages. 

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he’s open to the idea of a compromise over President Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion for his promised wall along the Mexican border.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is hopeful that debate over border security will not lead to a partial government shutdown later this week. 

President Trump said last week he would be "proud to shut down the government" if Congress doesn’t approve the $5 billion in funding that he wants to build a wall on the border with Mexico. 

In a wide-ranging interview at his field office in Bowling green on Friday, Senator Paul said while he’s in favor of enhanced border security, he’s not in favor of giving the president a blank check.

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Federal prosecutors seeking a new sentencing hearing for Sen. Rand Paul's attacker say the Republican lawmaker suffered chronic pain months after being tackled while doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says that even if President Donald Trump paid hush money to two mistresses during the 2016 presidential campaign, the payments shouldn’t be considered campaign violations.

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Seeking to stir support for a federal criminal justice bill, Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called on voters in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to prod him to hold a vote on the measure.

Lisa Autry, WKYU

The wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul is lending her voice to criminal justice reform. 

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor has appealed a court order to stay away from Paul and his family while a lawsuit is pending.

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