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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6:08am

Thu May 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Texas Tornado Leaves 6 Dead, Dozens Hurt, Hundreds Homeless

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 7:38 am

Jose and Antonio Angudo were among those evacuated from Granbury, Texas, late Wednesday after a tornado devastated the area.
Joyce Marshall / Fort Worth Star-Telegram MCT / Landov

"A massive emergency response" is underway in North Texas, where tornadoes blew through Wednesday night, The Dallas Morning News says. A twister that hit Granbury, about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, left at least six people dead, more than 100 injured and even more homeless, The Associated Press adds.

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12:30pm

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Source May Have Misled Media About Key Benghazi Email

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 11:49 am

Sept. 11: The U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was aflame after coming under attack.
AFP/Getty Images

Update at 6:42 p.m. ET: Reaction From Boehner's Office

In a statement, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said the emails "contradict statements made by the White House that it and the State Department only changed one word in the talking points."

Here's the statement in full:

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10:09am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Pffff: Hong Kong's Six-Story Rubber Ducky's Been Deflated

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:52 pm

During deflation, on Tuesday (May 14).
Tyrone Siu Reuters /Landov

That giant rubber duck floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor, which we posted about on May 6, is down for maintenance.

And when we say down, we mean it. It's been deflated.

But fans shouldn't despair. Ducky's hosts say it just "needs to freshen up" and will return. It's set to be in Hong Kong until sometime next month.

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9:57am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Boehner: Who's Going To Jail For What IRS Did?

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 8:34 pm

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday in the Capitol.
Jim Lo Scalzo EPA /LANDOV

He doesn't want to know who's going to resign, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Wednesday morning.

He wants to know: "Who's going to jail" for what IRS personnel did to some conservative groups?

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8:29am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Military Recruiters, Sex Assault Responders To Be Retrained

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 1:59 pm

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with U.S. troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 11.
Jason Reed/pool Getty Images

All branches of the U.S. military have been ordered "to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters," the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday morning.

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