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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - This week's edition of the Pulse of St. Louis focuses on the firestorm that erupted over republican congressman Todd Akin's remarks about rape and pregnancy. The republican national convention kicks off in Tampa, Florida on Monday. Some political pundits predict Akin's gaffe will take center stage and take attention away from presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan.