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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6:30am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Brrr! 'Dead Of Winter' Sets In; Coldest Air In Nearly Two Years

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:57 am

Those deep blues and purples are where it's going to be really cold today.
National Weather Service

It felt like -51 degrees Fahrenheit in Langdon, N.D., on Monday and brutal wind chills like that are going to continue across northern states as winter really sets in.

Even in the "warmer" places, it's not going to feel like it's much above zero for the next few days. And "lake effect" snows are expected to pile up around the Great Lakes.

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1:24pm

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

'Not Going To See This Again': Obama's Poignant Pause To Look Back At Crowd

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 1:36 pm

President Obama, as he paused to look back at the crowd before going into the Capitol.
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7:58am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom'

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 6:25 pm

President Obama taking the oath of office today on the steps of the Capitol. First Lady Michelle Obama held the two Bibles on which he placed his hand.
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6:48am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Katie Couric Lands Manti Te'o 'Exclusive'

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 8:09 am

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o before the BCS National Championship game against Alabama on Jan. 7 in Miami.
Marc Serota UPI /Landov

The big "get" goes to Katie Couric.

While Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o has spoken to ESPN — and said he did not participate in the hoax about a "dead" girlfriend who turned out to be neither real nor dead — that wasn't on camera or recorded.

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6:32am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Inauguration Day; 'MLK' Day; And The Super Bowl Is Set

Good morning.

It's Inauguration Day in the U.S., and that's going to require much of our attention today. But as always, there is other news.

Our early headlines:

-- Join Us For Coverage Of Inauguration Day; Here's The Schedule

-- Reports: Death Toll In Algeria At 80

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