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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7:08am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Cocaine, Heroin May Have Played Role In Chris Kelly's Death

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:56 am

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly during a performance on Feb. 23 in Atlanta.
Paras Griffin Landov

"Former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly had taken a mixture of cocaine and heroin the night before his death and had a history of drug abuse, according to a police report released Thursday," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The newspaper adds that:

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6:42am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: American Refueling Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:55 am

An American military refueling plane crashed Friday in Kyrgyzstan, according to that nation's emergencies ministry.

The Associated Press says "there was no immediate word on any casualties."

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6:02am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Plodding Along Or Picking Up Speed? News On Job Growth Due

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:53 am

Looking for work: The scene at a job fair in New York City earlier this year. Figures on job growth and unemployment in April are due Friday morning.
Shannon Stapleton Reuters /Landov

Update at 8:35 a.m. ET. Better Than Expected:

165,000 Jobs Added In April, Jobless Rate Fell To 7.5 Percent

Our original post:

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12:11pm

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

'Warren Is In The House,' Buffett Says As He Joins Twitter

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 12:33 pm

Twitter.com/WarrenBuffett

Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the "oracle of Omaha" and renowned for making lots of money for both himself and his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, joined Twitter on Thursday.

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10:39am

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Charges Possible In Death Of Ky. 2-Year-Old Shot By Brother

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 11:23 am

The home in Kentucky's Cumberland County where a 2-year-old girl was shot by her 5-year-old brother with a gun he'd been given as a gift. Investigators say the shooting Tuesday was accidental, but there is a chance some charges might be filed.
Dylan Lovan AP

The heartbreaking death of a 2-year-old Kentucky girl who was shot and killed Tuesday by her 5-year-old brother with a rifle he had been given as a gift might lead to criminal charges.

The Lexington Herald-Leader writes that "Kentucky State Police said Wednesday it is too early to say whether charges will be filed in the case of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister."

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