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

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Another Report Shows Home Prices Taking A Big Jump

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 9:18 am

A sale pending sign in front of a home in San Francisco on May 28.
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One week after the S&P/Case-Shiller indices showed a 10.9 percent jump in U.S. home prices from March 2012 to March 2013 — the biggest year-over-year gain in that data since April 2006 — there's another report showing a similar jump in April.

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7:35am

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: 'Deacon' Jones Dies; IRS Hearings Resume

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 9:10 am

6:57am

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: American Woman Gang-Raped In India

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 9:09 am

"Indian police say that a 30-year-old American woman has been gang-raped in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh," the BBC writes. "Police said that the woman had been attacked after she accepted a lift by a group of men in a truck in Manali, a resort town in the state."

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6:28am

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Kid's Salute Turns Cymbal Crash Into Symbolic Victory

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 9:35 am

Andrew Pawelczyk, far left, saluting the flag after his cymbal crashed to the floor.
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There may be no better way to start the day than with this video that's going viral.

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5:45am

Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

'Deacon' Jones, The NFL's Original Sackmaster, Dies

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 9:05 am

Football great David "Deacon" Jones in 2010.
David Livingston Getty Images

David "Deacon" Jones, a hall of fame defensive lineman credited with coining the term "sack" for how he would tackle opposing teams' quarterbacks, has died.

He was 74.

According to the NFL's Washington Redskins, the last team Jones played for, he "passed away [Monday] from natural causes at his home in Southern California."

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