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FILE - This Aug. 10, 2012 file photo shows Todd Akin, Republican, candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, speaks at the Missouri Farm Bureau candidate interview and endorsement meeting in Jefferson City, Mo. Akin, Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate, has questioned whether women can become pregnant when they’re raped, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/St. Louis Pos-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2012 file photo shows Todd Akin, Republican, candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, speaks at the Missouri Farm Bureau candidate interview and endorsement meeting in Jefferson City, Mo. Akin, Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate, has questioned whether women can become pregnant when they’re raped, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/St. Louis Pos-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

Todd Akin sparks controversy

August 20, 2012

Rumors were flying Monday afternoon, August 20, that Rep. Todd Akin would resign his

candidacy after causing a firestorm of controversy with his "legitimate

rape" comments on Sunday.