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Scott Brown calls on Akin to drop out of Mo. Senate race

In a rare intra-party rebuke, Senator Scott Brown called on Representative Todd Akin, of Missouri, on Monday to withdraw from the US Senate race in his state, after Akin suggested that women’s bodies can somehow prevent pregnancy in cases of rape.

Brown was among the first prominent Republicans to call for Akin to end his Senate bid. In doing so, Brown jumped ahead of the issue before his opponent, Elizabeth Warren, and fellow Democrats began a concerted effort to tie him to the controversy.

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