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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11:37am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

At Murder Trial, Friends Say It's Zimmerman's Voice On Tape

George Zimmerman in a Sanford, Fla., courtroom on Monday.
Joe Burbank/pool Getty Images

The key takeaway from Monday morning's testimony at the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is that the defense produced three people to say they're convinced it is Zimmerman's voice that can be heard calling for help on the recording of a 911 call.

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10:02am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

'66 Volvo Set To Hit 3 Million Miles In September

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 11:27 am

Irv Gordon in his Volvo P1800S.
Seth Wenig AP

It's been a year since we posted about Irv Gordon and his 1966 Volvo P1800S, and as you would expect from someone who had already put 2.97 million miles on his car already, he hasn't stopped driving.

Volvo is projecting that this coming September in Alaska, Gordon and his P1800S will drive their 3 millionth mile.

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9:21am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Trapped In Trees By Tigers, Men Rescued After Five Days

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 5:01 pm

A Sumatran tiger at the Sumatra Tiger Rescue Center near Bandar Lampung on the southern tip of Sumatra island
Beawiharta Reuters /Landov

Five days after they fled up into trees to escape a streak* of at least four Sumatran tigers, five men were rescued Monday in the wilds of Gunung Leuser National Park on Indonesia's Sumatra Island.

According to the BBC, dozens of rescuers were able to drive the tigers away so that the men could come down.

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8:01am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

It Was A 'Horrific Honor' To Recover 19 Firefighters' Bodies

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 10:20 am

On Sunday in Phoenix, the 19 bodies of firefighters killed while battling a wildfire in central Arizona were driven to Prescott, where the "hotshot" team was based.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

"I don't want strangers going in and getting them out of there. I want to be the one that gets to go in there and get them out of there. It's a horrific honor to go in and do that."

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7:15am

Mon July 8, 2013

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