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
6:55 am
Tue July 19, 2011

U.K. Tabloid Scandal: How To Watch The Murdochs Testify

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:38 am

The scandal in the U.K. over how some News Corp. newspapers invaded the privacy of perhaps thousands of people, from the royals to murder victims, is front-and-center in Parliament this morning as company chief Rupert Murdoch appears before the Media and Sport Committee to answer questions about what his company allegedly did.

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The Two-Way
4:10 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Eagle Love Story: Injured Mates Reunited At Rehab Center

Back together. The female, left, taught her mate how to get up to the perch.
Wendi Pencille Bless the Beasts Foundation

Here's a feel-good story.

"Two seriously injured bald eagles, found two months apart and more than a mile away from each other near the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge," in Western New York State, "were rescued and reunited in a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Medina last week," the Buffalo News reports.

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The Two-Way
2:40 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Researchers Say They've Been Able To 'Cloak' Time

"Harry Potter" is able to hide himself. Cornell researchers say they've been able to hide time.
Jaap Buitendijk for Warner Bros.

This news has a little bit of a Harry Potter feel to it. A touch of Back to the Future. Maybe some Doctor Who too.

Researchers at Cornell University, as MIT's Technology Review reports, "have designed and built a cloak that hides events in time."

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The Two-Way
1:35 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

68,500 Marijuana Plants, Worth $205 Million, Found In California

2002 file photo of a marijuana plant growing near Annapolis, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The news first broke late last week and now the Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department has made more information about the bust public.

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The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Behind Closed Doors: Abortion In The African-American Community:

(March 29, 2011 file photo from Chicago): Controversial anti-abortion billboards depicting President Obama. They were sponsored by ThatsAbortion.com.
Scott Olson Getty Images

There's a spirited and civil debate on Tell Me More today about the divisive issue of abortion — with particular focus on, as host Michel Martin says, data showing that "while black women make up about 13 percent of the U.S. female population, they account for 30 percent of abortions performed in the U.S." (Michel cited Guttmacher Institute figures.)

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