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In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 photograph, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., and his wife Lulli, talk with reporters while attending the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. Akin was keeping a low profile, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, a day after a TV interview in which he said that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" and that conception is rare in such cases. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Todd Akin sparks controversy

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.