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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8:21am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Country Star Randy Travis In Critical Condition After Stroke

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:58 am

Country singer Randy Travis at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 7.
Terry Wyatt UPI/Landov

Country singer Randy Travis is in critical condition at a hospital in Plano, Texas, after suffering a stroke, the Baylor Health Care System says.

He underwent surgery Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain, the hospital system adds. Word of his stroke came that evening.

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7:16am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

After Crash, Why Were Asiana Passengers Told To Stay Seated?

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 4:41 pm

Passengers move away from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.
Eugene Anthony Rah Reuters/Landov

5:54am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

50 Likely Died In Quebec Train Disaster, Officials Say

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 9:13 am

At a school in Lac-M├ęgantic, Quebec, the town's people have been waiting for word about their friends and family members.
Christinne Muschi Reuters /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Brian Mann reports from Quebec

Police in Quebec are not holding out hope that any of the people still missing after Saturday's train derailment and explosions in the town of Lac-M├ęgantic are alive.

With 20 bodies found so far and an additional 30 people still unaccounted for, that means the death toll is expected to be around 50. Authorities are telling the families of the missing to prepare for the worst.

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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:

DogTV, which launched online in Southern California last year, says it's going national on DirecTV starting Aug. 1.

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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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