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 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Rapper Chris Kelly, Half Of Duo Kris Kross, Dies

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:11 am

Chris Kelly, left, and Chris Smith in 1992's "Jump" video, which was a hit for their rap duo Kris Kross.
KrisKrossVEVO
  • LISTEN: A clip from "Jump"

Update at 8:10 a.m. ET, May 3. A New Post:

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10:27am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Doubles Down On Double Entendres In Strip Club Case

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 5:27 pm

The judge's name for the case says quite a bit about his opinion.
WOAI.com

In what Huffington Post Business calls "one of the funniest, most eloquent court documents we've ever seen," a federal judge in Texas has loaded up his ruling on a case involving San Antonio strip clubs with at least 17 double entendres.

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10:26am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Police: Three More Individuals In Custody

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 3:53 pm

Items FBI agents say were inside a backpack recovered from a landfill in New Bedford. Investigators say the backpack was thrown in the trash by friends of Tsarnaev.
FBI

(Most recent update: 4:36 p.m. ET.)

Three 19-year-old men — two of them University of Massachusetts Dartmouth college students from Kazakhstan who were friends with Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — were taken into custody Wednesday by authorities in Boston. The third individual, an American citizen, was also a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where Tsarnaev was enrolled.

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8:37am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

So, A Tiger Walks Into A Zoo ...

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 9:03 am

Stephen Jaffe AFP/Getty Images

This is no joke:

A wild male tiger, which seems to be in search of some female companionship, has been lured into eastern India's Nandankanan Zoological Park after several frightening nights for those in nearby villages.

According to the Deccan Herald:

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7:35am

Wed May 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Slow Growth In April: 119,000 Jobs Added, Survey Shows

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 7:59 am

In Denver last month, a recruiter (right) talked with a job seeker at a health care career fair. There was job growth in April, according to a new survey, but the pace was modest.
Rick Wilking Reuters /Landov

A relatively weak 119,000 jobs were added to private employers' payrolls last month as federal spending cuts and tax increases began to bite, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

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