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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12:46pm

Wed July 10, 2013
The Two-Way

DogTV, The Channel For Stay-At-Home Pups, Is Going National

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 1:40 pm

Bleu, a French bulldog who lives in San Diego, watches DogTV during the network's initial months online and on cable outlets in Southern California, in April 2012.
Gregory Bull AP

Tell your best friend:

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12:41pm

Wed July 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Defense Rests In Zimmerman Trial; Race 'Permeates The Case'

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 4:14 pm

Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel testifies in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. Her testimony sparked discussions of the racial issues involved in the case.
Jacob Langston UPI /Landov

The defense is expected to wrap up its case Wednesday afternoon at the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer accused in the February 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

Update at 4:50 p.m. ET: Defense Rests Case

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Wed July 10, 2013

9:34am

Wed July 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 1:19 pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to fix e-book prices.
Manu Fernandez AP

Apple Inc. "conspired to raise the retail price of e-books," a federal judge ruled Wednesday as a civil lawsuit brought by the Justice Department reached its conclusion.

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8:54am

Wed July 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Foul Play, Negligence Not Ruled Out In Quebec Train Disaster

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 5:19 am

Do not cross: Crime scene tape blocks access to part of Lac-M├ęgantic, Quebec, where a train derailed and exploded on Saturday.
Stephen Morrison EPA/LANDOV

Quebec police are looking into whether Saturday's train derailment and the massive explosions that followed in the small town of Lac-Megantic were caused by "foul play or criminal negligence," CBC News reported Wednesday morning.

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