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** FILE ** In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, photograph, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks with reporters while attending the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Photo by: Orlin Wagner
** FILE ** In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, photograph, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks with reporters while attending the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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