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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9:19am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: A Bear Walks Into A Bar ...

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 12:53 pm

What will it be? (File photo of a black bear in Massachusetts, not the bar-hopping bruin in Colorado.)
Michael Beswick The Republican/Landov

Feel free to complete the joke in the comments thread (and we bet you can do better than this guy).

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7:22am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Lincoln Memorial Closed After Being Splattered With Paint

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 12:38 pm

A police officer stands near the statue of the 16th president at the Lincoln Memorial, which was splattered with paint Friday morning.
Shawn Thew EPA/LANDOV

"The chamber of the Lincoln Memorial is shut down Friday morning because of vandalism. U.S. Park Police tell WTOP the Lincoln statue and the floor inside the memorial was splattered with green paint," the radio station reported. "They think the vandalism occurred at about 1:30 a.m."

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6:48am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Call Clouseau! 'Pink Panther' Thief Escapes From Swiss Jail

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 11:01 am

Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) would surely crack the case.
Keystone Getty Images

David Niven's been dead for 30 years, so he can't be behind this:

"A Bosnian from the 'Pink Panther' gang of international jewel thieves escaped from a Swiss prison in a dramatic break-out involving a fellow inmate and two armed accomplices, police said Friday." (Agence France-Presse, via GlobalPost)

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6:10am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

San Diego Mayor Says He Will Enter Treatment Clinic

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 2:19 pm

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) on Thursday.
Sam Hodgson Reuters/Landov

Update at 3:07 p.m. ET. Entering Treatment Clinic:

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5:43am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Report: Feds Have Asked Web Firms For Users' Passwords

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 2:09 pm

NPR

"The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders," CNET News is reporting.

It adds that:

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