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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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
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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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8:01am

Wed July 10, 2013
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VIDEO: Rare Clip Shows Roosevelt's Use Of Wheelchair

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 9:26 am

Photos of President Franklin D. Roosevelt sitting in a wheelchair are also rare and weren't shown to the public while he was in office. In this image from 1941 he's with his dog Fala and Ruthie Bie, the granddaughter of a gardener who worked for the Roosevelt family.
Landov

The press and the president's aides kept Franklin D. Roosevelt's use of a wheelchair hidden from most of the public during his more than 12 years as the nation's leader.

So hidden, in fact, that an Indiana college professor's discovery of just 8 seconds of film that shows Roosevelt gliding down a ramp aboard the U.S.S. Baltimore in July 1944 is making news this week.

According to The Associated Press:

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6:53am

Wed July 10, 2013
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Reports: Egypt Orders Arrest Of Muslim Brotherhood Leader

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 7:57 am

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie in Cairo last December.
EPA/Landov

Prosecutors in Egypt have ordered that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie be arrested, according to Egyptian state television and other news outlets.

NPR's Leila Fadel adds from Cairo that she's been told about the order by an Egyptian security official with knowledge of what's happening.

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