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Obama puts heat on Romney in women’s vote bid

Calls for cut in ties to candidate over rape remark

CINCINNATI — President Obama, seeking to shore up support among women, intensified his pressure Thursday on Mitt Romney to break any ties with a Republican Senate candidate who said that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is ‘‘something God intended.’’ Romney ignored the emotional social issue, holding to an optimistic campaign tone as he fought for victory in crucial Ohio.

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