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
7:21 am
Tue June 28, 2011

No 'Immediate Threat' At Los Alamos Nuclear Lab As Wildfire Burns

"No facilities face immediate threat, and all nuclear and hazardous materials are accounted for and protected," the Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, even though a wildfire in the area near that nuclear laboratory did touch off a "spot fire" on the facility's property.

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The Two-Way
11:55 am
Thu June 23, 2011

'We Will Have Our Voices,' Advocate For Afghan Women Says

What happens to the gains, modest as they may be, that women have made in Afghanistan the past 10 years once the U.S. begins to withdraw its troops?

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The Two-Way
11:12 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Supreme Court Rules Against Anna Nicole Smith's Estate

Feb. 28, 2006: Anna Nicole Smith arrives at the U.S. Supreme Court the first time her case came before it.
Win McNamee Getty Images

"The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the estate of Anna Nicole Smith in its quest to capture some of the $1.6 billion estate left behind by her late Texas billionaire husband," The Associated Press reports.

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The Two-Way
10:32 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Sales Of New Homes Fell 2.1 Percent In May

There was a 2.1 percent drop in sales of new homes in May from April, to an annual rate of 319,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development just reported.

Sales were up 13.5 percent from May 2010, but that month last year was among the worst in recent times.

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The Two-Way
10:00 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Strategic Petroleum Reserve Being Tapped To Offset Lost Crude

"The U.S. and its partners in the International Energy Agency have decided to release a total of 60 million barrels of oil onto the world market over the next 30 days to offset the disruption in the oil supply caused by unrest in the Middle East," the White House just announced.

Of that, 30 million barrels will come from the United States' Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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