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Amid outcry over rape remark, Todd Akin won’t abandon Senate race

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Rep. Todd Akin apologized Monday for his televised comments that women’s bodies are able to prevent pregnancies if they are victims of ‘‘a legitimate rape,’’ but he refused to heed calls to abandon his bid for the Senate.

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