Rep. Todd Akin, the embattled Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, endured withering criticism for repeating the spurious myth of "legitimate rape" during an interview in St. Louis this week, turning the presidential campaign briefly to the issue of abortion. And a riveting new essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic examines the Obama presidency as evidence of "the false promise and double standard of integration."
Those are the stories we discussed on Saturday's show. But what caught your eye? We want to hear what stories you know now that you didn't know last week. Tell us what local or national stories you think people should know by leaving a comment on this post with a link and a way to credit you, and we may highlight your story suggestion online.
:: Blogged by Sal Gentile, segment & digital producer for Up w/ Chris Hayes. Follow him online at @salgentile. ::