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Associated Press
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, a televison monitor displays comments from Rep. Todd Akin's at studios of KMOX in St. Louis.  Akin was scheduled to be on the Charlie Brennan show, but didn't come in or call the station.  Until this week, Rep. Todd Akin was virtually unknown beyond his district, associated more with his deep religious convictions than any legislative achievements. Long before his comments about women's bodies and "legitimate rape" made him a flashpoint in the fall campaign, this congressional backbencher was a favorite among home-schooling organizations and conservative church groups. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

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