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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10:10am

Tue July 23, 2013
The Two-Way

MUST-SEE VIDEO: 'Whales Almost Eat Divers'

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 11:19 am

Those are two whales coming up from the water, just feet away from two divers off the coast of central California. The image is from a video, which has gone viral, taken on Saturday.
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9:09am

Tue July 23, 2013
The Two-Way

No-Fly Zone In Syria Could Cost $1B A Month, U.S. General Says

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 9:54 am

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.
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  • On 'Morning Edition': The World Food Program's Muhannad Hadi talks about the crisis in Syria

On the heels of another deadly day in Syria — where about 100,000 people have died in the past two years and several million more have been displaced by battles between government forces and those trying to topple President Bashar Assad's regime — we're getting a look at what the USA's top general thinks about the options available to the U.S. for intervening militarily.

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8:29am

Tue July 23, 2013

7:36am

Tue July 23, 2013
The Two-Way

James? George? What Will 'Baby Cambridge' Be Named?

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 11:51 am

Outside the London hospital where the newest prince was born, betting parlors have been advertising the odds on names.
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  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Philip Reeves reports on the royal birth

Now that he's been born, the next big moments in little Baby Cambridge's life will be when he's seen in public and when the world hears what his name will be.

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7:34am

Tue July 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Update: Officer Who Released Tsarnaev Photos Put On Desk Duty

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 2:43 pm

Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerges from a boat stored in a Watertown, Mass., backyard on April 19. The red dot of a police sharpshooter's laser sight can be seen on his forehead. This is among the images that Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy gave to Boston Magazine.
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The Massachusetts State Police sergeant who gave photos of Boston bombings defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Boston Magazine has been placed on restricted duty, The Associated Press reported just after 1 p.m. ET Tuesday.

The AP adds, "Sgt. Sean Murphy leaked the photos last week, saying he wanted to counter a glamorized image of Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine." On Tuesday, Murphy was placed on desk duty, where he will have no contact with the public until a further investigation is completed.

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