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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5:00am

Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Arrests So Far In Bikers' Shocking Attack Of NYC Driver

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 9:41 am

The moment of the attack on Sunday, after dozens of motorcyclists chased and surrounded an SUV. They then smashed its windows and beat the driver.
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Update at 6:42 p.m. ET. Second Rider Turns Himself In:

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4:11am

Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Hillary Clinton Films That GOP Objected To Are Canceled

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 9:15 am

Hilary Clinton at last week's Clinton Global Initiative forum in in New York City.
PA Photos/Landov

Both of the Hillary Clinton biopics that drew protests from the Republican National Committee have now been canceled before even being made.

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3:15am

Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

No End In Sight As Government Shutdown Nears First Full Day

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 12:08 pm

Members of the U.S. Park Service place barricades around the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. A partial shutdown of the federal government has led to the closing of national parks.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Update at 8:18 p.m. ET. Impasse:

As first day of a federal government shutdown came to a close, Congress was not any closer to a resolution.

Case in point: Republicans in the House proposed three bills that would have reopened national parks, the Department of Veteran's Affairs and kept the D.C. government afloat. But all three bills didn't even make it out of the House.

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10:48am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Claim: Leaks About Al-Qaida Do More 'Damage' Than Snowden's

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 12:10 pm

Leaks in August about plans al-Qaida leaders were supposedly making to attack American interests abroad have "caused more immediate damage to American counterterrorism efforts than the thousands of classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden," some "government analysts and senior officials" tell The New York Times.

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9:20am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

L.C. Greenwood, Part Of Pittsburgh's 'Steel Curtain,' Dies

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 11:00 am

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman L.C. Greenwood waving to fans in 2006. He died Sunday at the age of 67.
Stephen M. Gross UPI /Landov

The death Sunday of L.C. Greenwood means just one member of one of the National Football League's greatest defensive lines is still with us.

Greenwood, 67, died of kidney failure at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, the city's Post-Gazette reports.

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