10/20/2011 05:45 pm ET Updated Dec 20, 2011

Marco Rubio's Compelling Family Story Embellishes Facts, Documents Show

During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) frequently repeated a compelling version of his family's history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the son of exiles, he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after "a thug," Fidel Castro, took power.

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