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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6:26am

Tue November 26, 2013
The Two-Way

If You Must Fry A Turkey, Listen To William Shatner First

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 9:06 am

Don't try this at home: Actor William Shatner in State Farm's Eat, Fry, Love: A Cautionary Remix video about how to safely fry a turkey.
State Farm

5:39am

Tue November 26, 2013
The Two-Way

'I Am Alive For A Reason,' Says Va. Lawmaker Stabbed By Son

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 6:52 am

Virginia State. Sen. Creigh Deeds in 2010.
Steve Helber AP

Saying he is "alive for a reason and I will work for change," Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds has told a Virginia news outlet that his life's work now "is to make sure other families don't have to go through what we are living."

Deeds, 55, was stabbed and seriously wounded by his 24-year-old son, Gus, on Nov. 19. Gus Deeds then shot and killed himself.

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4:50am

Tue November 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Big Travel Day Could Be A Big Mess Due To Weather

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 6:59 am

Tuesday's forecast for the eastern half of the U.S. shows big bands of rain, freezing rain and snow.
National Weather Service

Rain, sleet, snow and an estimated 43.4 million Americans traveling to be with family or friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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10:24am

Mon November 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Schools Chief Among 4 Indicted In Steubenville Rape Case

Four adults, including the superintendent of the city's schools, have been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to the aftermath and alleged attempted coverup of a teenage girl's 2012 rape by members of the high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio.

Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine just announced that news.

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9:29am

Mon November 25, 2013
The Two-Way

At Auction, Maltese Falcon Goes For $4 Million, Dreams Included

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 4:55 pm

How much will it bring?
Bonhams AP

Somebody should say this ...

"I am prepared to pay $5,000 for the figure's return"

... just for fun Monday afternoon when a Maltese Falcon statue used in the classic 1941 movie goes on auction at Bonhams in New York City.

That line about $5,000, movie fans will know, is said by "Joel Cairo" (played by Peter Lorre) to "Sam Spade" (Humphrey Bogart).

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