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FILE - In this Feb 18, 2012 file photo, Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, waves to the crowd while introduced at a senate candidate forum during a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo. The two losing candidates in the Republican primary for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat are getting renewed attention after Akin's comments about rape on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, file)

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.