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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6:46am

Thu November 21, 2013
The Two-Way

It's Away! Cargo Jet That Landed At Wrong Airport Takes Off

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 5:54 pm

Grounded: The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter that mistakenly landed Wednesday at Jabara airport in Wichita, Kan.
Jaime Green MCT/Landov

Update at 2:17 p.m. ET. In The Air:

Moments ago a massive Boeing 747 "Dreamlifter" cargo jet that mistakenly landed at a small municipal airport late Wednesday took off with a roar from an airfield with a runway much shorter than a jet that size usually uses.

We were watching an NBC News webcast as the big jet took off.

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11:01am

Wed November 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 7:04 pm

From one president to another: Former President Bill Clinton receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from current President Obama.
Win McNamee Getty Images

A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who's a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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9:35am

Wed November 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Talk About An Error! We Put 'Mr. Cub' On The White Sox!

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 1:05 pm

Ernie Banks, of THE CHICAGO CUBS, back in his playing days.
AP
  • From the NPR Newscast: Our error about Ernie Banks

The words were barely out of our friend and correspondent Ari Shapiro's mouth just after 7:30 a.m. ET this morning when the phones started ringing and emails started arriving.

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9:28am

Wed November 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Florida Congressman Taking Leave Of Absence After Cocaine Plea

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 10:48 pm

Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel of Florida pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

That plea in a Washington, D.C., court comes one day after word that Radel had been charged with buying $260 worth of the drug from an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

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8:21am

Wed November 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Hospitals Say They Had Room To Help Before Virginia Tragedy

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 7:00 pm

The Millboro, Va., home of state Sen. Creigh Deeds. He was attacked there Tuesday — authorities believe by his son Gus. The younger Deeds then may have fatally shot himself, investigators say.
Don Petersen AP

Update at 8 p.m. ET. State IG Opens Investigation

The Washington Post reports that the state's Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into why the son of Virginia state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds was released from custody the day before the stabbing.

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