Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott is one of the hosts of NPR's "The Two-Way" news blog.

"The Two-Way," which Memmott helped to launched when he came to NPR in 2009, focuses on breaking news, analysis, and the most compelling stories being reported by NPR News and other news media.

Before joining NPR, Memmott worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor at USA Today. He focused on a range of coverage from politics, foreign affairs, economics, and the media. He's reported from places across the Unites States and the world, including half a dozen trips to Afghanistan in 2002-2003.

During his time at USA Today, Memmott, helped launch and lead three USAToday.com news blogs: "On Deadline," "The Oval" and "On Politics," the site's 2008 presidential campaign blog.

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The Two-Way
10:50 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Add Semen To List Of Evidence Dogs Can Sniff Out

Dogs have been trained to sniff out bedbugs.

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The Two-Way
10:05 am
Mon July 18, 2011

For Devastated Japanese, World Cup Was 'More Than A Game'

In Tokyo today, newspapers printed extra editions to report about the women soccer team's victory in the World Cup.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

While American fans are understandably disappointed that the U.S. women's team came up short in Sunday's World Cup soccer final against Japan, there's no shortage of reports about how important the victory was across the Pacific in a nation still recovering from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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The Two-Way
9:05 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Iowa Congressman, Family Fend Off Intruder

Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA) "scuffled with an armed intruder at his southern Iowa farmhouse late Saturday night before his grandson pointed a gun at the intruder, who then fled," The Des Moines Register writes, citing aides to the congressman and the local sheriff's office.

The newspaper adds that "no arrests had been reported by Sunday evening."

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The Two-Way
8:27 am
Mon July 18, 2011

U.K. Tabloid Scandal: 'Lapping At The Door Of No. 10 Downing St.'

British Prime Minister David Cameron. (July 11, 2011, file photo.)
Matthew Lloyd Getty Images

Catching up on the scandal that doesn't stop in the U.K.:

"An intensifying voicemail hacking and police bribery scandal cut closer than ever to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland Yard on Sunday with the arrest of the media magnate's former British newspaper chief and the resignation of London's police commissioner.

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The Two-Way
7:47 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Carmageddon, Schmarmaggedon: LA Survives The 405's Closing

Back on the road: Traffic on a 10-mile stretch of I-405 in Los Angeles started flowing on Sunday, nearly a day earlier than planned.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Much like The Rapture that didn't happen on May 21, the much-publicized "carmageddon" in Los Angeles over this past weekend seems to been much ado about nothing.

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