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
10:33 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Have You Ever Heard 'The Hum?'

"According to sufferers," the BBC writes, "it is as if someone has parked next to your house and left the engine running. The Hum is a mystery low frequency noise, a phenomenon that has been reported across Britain, North America and Australia in the past four decades."

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The Two-Way
8:45 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Retail Sales Drop; Inflation In Check At Wholesale Level

There was a 0.2 percent drop in retail sales in May from April, the Census Bureau just reported. Driving the decline: A 2.9 percent drop in motor vehicle sales. Car sales were hurt by a disruption in supply among Japanese manufacturers following that country's devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.

According to The Associated Press, the overall decrease is "the first decline after 10 straight increases."

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The Two-Way
7:26 am
Tue June 14, 2011

VIDEO: Obama Adds To Pressure On Rep. Weiner To Resign

June 6, 2011: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admits to inappropriate Internet exchanges and lying about them.
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The news broke last evening — President Obama thinks Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) should step aside.

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The Two-Way
3:48 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Investigation Into Alleged Mistreatment Of Detainees At Crucial Point

One of the country's most sensitive federal criminal investigations has reached a critical stage, NPR's Carrie Johnson tells us.

She reports that a grand jury in Virginia is hearing secret testimony in the two-year-old inquiry into the alleged mistreatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that federal prosecutor John Durham has begun issuing subpoenas for witnesses to appear.

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The Two-Way
3:29 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Daniel Ellsberg Expected Life In Prison After Leaking Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg; Jan. 16, 2010.
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Originally published on Mon June 13, 2011 6:40 pm

Forty years after he saw them start appearing in newspapers, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers sounds somewhat surprised that he isn't sitting in a prison cell.

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