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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9:19am

Wed October 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Tom Clancy, Master Of Military Techno-Thrillers, Dies

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:45 am

Author Tom Clancy in 2003.
Ralph Lauer MCT/Landov

Tom Clancy, the best-selling writer of such "techno-thrillers" as The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising and Patriot Games, has died.

He was 66.

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8:28am

Wed October 2, 2013
The Two-Way

'Hoax Bomb' Charge Filed Against Man In Florida Airport Scare

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 8:57 am

A 39-year-old man has been accused of making and possessing a "hoax bomb" and making a false report about an explosive device following the scare that shut down Jacksonville (Fla.) International Airport for five hours on Tuesday.

Our colleagues from WJCT report that the man, Zeljko Causevic, "is a Jacksonville resident originally from Serbia."

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6:35am

Wed October 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Job Growth Was Modest In September, Survey Signals

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:46 am

This gas station in Encinitas, Calif., was looking to hire last month.
Mike Blake Reuters /Landov

Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

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5:25am

Wed October 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Shutdown Solution? None To Be Seen Yet, But Sides Will Talk

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 4:16 am

The Lincoln Memorial is officially closed. National parks and monuments are among the parts of the federal government affected by the shutdown.
Dennis Brack Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mara Liasson on the government shutdown

(We most recently updated this post at 8:31 p.m. ET.)

We said it Tuesday: "No end in sight."

The story's the same a day later.

Pardon us for being repetitive, but there's no end in sight to the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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10:32am

Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

8 Great 'Shutdown Pickup Lines'

The fun has begun.
Twitter

When a government shutdown loomed in 2011, the Twitterverse had some fun with #govtshutdownpickuplines.

They're back!

Here are some of the better, slightly naughty ones we're seeing (we also also checked #shutdownpicklines):

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