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Akin defies GOP leaders, remains in Senate race

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Republican Rep. Todd Akin on Tuesday defied top GOP officials who were demanding that he abandon his run for the U.S. Senate in Missouri after claiming that women who were victims of "legitimate rape" couldn't get pregnant. Akin refused to quit the race by a Tuesday deadline that would have allowed the party to replace him on the Nov. 6 ballot, ignoring a barrage of pleas and threats from...