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People stood in line to vote on Election Day 2012 at the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center in Apex, N.C. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Rep. Todd Akin, seen here in May 2011, said he "misspoke" when he said that pregnancy from rape is "really rare." The GOP congressman is challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., in the race for the Senate seat. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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