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
1:00 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

No Tiger Woods At The British Open

Saying that "unfortunately, I've been advised that I should not play in the British Open," golfer Tiger Woods announced today that the ligament sprain to his left knee and a strained left Achilles tendon will keep him out of the 2011 British Open. "The Open" will be played next week at the Royal St. George's course on England's south coast.

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The Two-Way
11:18 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Deaths Reported In Latest Syrian City Under Government Pressure

"At least seven civilians have been killed in the central Syrian city of Hama as government forces intensify their attacks on the city, activists told al-Jazeera."

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The Two-Way
10:17 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Factory Orders Rose 0.8 Percent In May

There was a 0.8 percent increase in orders for manufactured goods in May from April, the Census Bureau just reported, as a 36.5 percent boost in demand for commercial aircraft and aircraft parts led the way.

There were also more modest increases in orders for machinery (0.4 percent), computers and electronic products (1.2 percent) and electrical equipment (3 percent).

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The Two-Way
9:45 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Today's 'Deficit Deal' Headlines

What's going on with the talks in Washington between Republicans and Democrats over the budget, the debt and the federal debt ceiling? As deadlines approach — the White House wants a deal by July 22 to avoid a potential government shutdown on Aug. 2 — we'll keep an eye on the latest headlines. Here are some of today's (and as often happens on stories like this, there are conflicting reports):

-- Reuters — "Analysis: Debt Deal Not That Far Out Of Reach."

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The Two-Way
9:05 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Strauss-Kahn May Face Charges In France

Good morning.

If you're just catching up on things after enjoying a long weekend, here's a quick recap of stories we've already posted about and other headlines:

-- " 'Go To Work!' Minnesotans Vent As State Government Shutdown Continues."

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