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
8:04 am
Tue July 5, 2011

'NYT': Pakistani Spy Agency Ordered Journalist's Killing, U.S. Believes

Syed Saleem Shahzad (July 2008 file photo).
Cristiano Camera AFP/Getty Images

From the top story on the front page of today's New York Times:

"Obama administration officials believe that Pakistan's powerful spy agency ordered the killing of a Pakistani journalist who had written scathing reports about the infiltration of militants in the country's military, according to American officials."

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The Two-Way
7:45 am
Tue July 5, 2011

'Global Race' Under Way To Develop Drones, 'Washington Post' Reports

2007 file photo of a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone.
Ethan Miller Getty Images

"More than 50 countries have purchased surveillance drones, and many have started in-country development programs for armed versions because no nation is exporting weaponized drones beyond a handful of sales between the United States and its closest allies," The Washington Post

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The Two-Way
7:19 am
Tue July 5, 2011

More Than 30 Said To Be Dead After Bombings In Iraq

"Iraqi officials have raised the toll from a combined car bomb and roadside bombing north of Baghdad to 35 people killed," The Associated Press reports from Baghdad. Around 50 other people are said to have been wounded, according to the wire service.

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The Two-Way
7:05 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Secret Service Investigating Hack Of Fox News Twitter Account

twitter.com/foxnewspolitics

The Secret Service is now looking into the hacking of a Fox News Twitter account over the weekend and the posting of messages on it claiming that President Obama had been assassinated.

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The Two-Way
4:15 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Door Opened For Air Traffic Controllers To Rest During Breaks

The air traffic control tower at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
IStockphoto.com

Some other countries have allowed air traffic controllers to nap during their breaks and some experts think that might help prevent any more cases of American air traffic controllers falling asleep when they should be directing planes.

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