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In Mass. US Senate race, a question of heritage
US Senate race in Mass. focusing on question of Democrat's claim of Native American heritage
By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) ' Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and his chief Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, are trading jabs over Warren's statements about her Native American heritage.

Warren says she's proud of her family's ties to the Cherokee and Delaware tribes, although her campaign has yet to produce documentation.

The Oklahoma native also said she was unaware Harvard Law School identified her as Native American in the late 1990s, although earlier academic directories indicated she had identified herself as a "minority law teacher."

Brown's campaign manager said Warren has to "come clean about her motivations." Brown told reporters Monday it's up to Warren to answer questions.

Warren's campaign manager accused Brown of making "nasty insinuations."

The Harvard Law professor who recruited Warren says he didn't know about her Native American heritage at the time.

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