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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12:15pm

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: You Will Smile At This Dancing Queen And Her Good Luck

Ellie Cole, in the "dancing queen" video that's made her famous.
YouTube.com

11:09am

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Put A Camera On An Eagle And What Do You Get? Soaring VIDEO

The eagle's view.
YouTube/Srachi

If this is a trick, it's a spectacular one.

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9:59am

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

2 Cars, 5 Or 6 Bodies From Decades Ago Found In Oklahoma Lake

The two cars recovered from Foss Lake in western Oklahoma. Bodies were found inside both. The discoveries may help solve the mysteries of what happened to people who went missing decades ago.
Laura Eastes/Daily Elk Citian AP

Sheriffs' deputies who were testing a new sonar device on a lake in western Oklahoma's Custer County have come across two grim discoveries that may help solve two cold cases from decades ago.

The local Elk City Daily News says the "practice run for new sonar technology at Foss Lake became a recovery effort after officials discovered two vehicles submerged near the marina — with human remains inside."

It was Sept. 10, the newspaper says, when sonar detected "two cars side by side in about 12 feet of water."

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9:13am

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

'I Killed A Man' Video Confessor Pleads Guilty

An image from the video confession of Matthew Cordle.
becauseisaidiwould.com AP

8:14am

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Several Deaths Reported After Train Hits Bus In Ottawa

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 10:23 am

Officials monitor the scene of a crash between a passenger train en route to Toronto and a double-decker bus at a crossing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday.
Stephen Morrison EPA/Landov

A passenger train hit a passenger bus at a railroad crossing around 8:48 a.m ET Wednesday in Canada's capital city and there were fatalities.

Canadian Broadcasting reported initially that "Ottawa fire officials say preliminary figures show 5 dead in bus-train collision. #ViaRail tweets nobody seriously hurt on train."

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