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Congressman Todd Akin told to quit over rape gaffe

A Republican is facing pressure to quit a Senate race over his remarks that women's bodies could prevent pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape".

Leading condemnation of Representative Todd Akin, President Barack Obama said "rape is rape".

Fellow Republicans have called on Mr Akin to withdraw his candidacy for Missouri's Senate seat.

The BBC's Steve Kingstone has more details.

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