Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott joined NPR News in the spring of 2009 to launch a new blog, "The Two-Way," with co-blogger Frank James.

"The Two-Way" is the place where NPR.org gives readers breaking news and analysis — and where it engages users in conversations ("two-ways") about the most compelling stories being reported by NPR News and other news media.

Memmott came to NPR from USA Today, where for over 20 years he worked as a reporter and editor on subjects ranging from politics and, foreign affairs to economics and the media.

In recent years he helped launch and then led three different news blogs at USATODAY.com, including the website's 2008 presidential campaign blog, On Politics.

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7:30am

Sun March 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Questions Raised About O'Keefe's Editing Of NPR Sting Video

When conservative political activist James O'Keefe released the 11-minute edited version of his secretly recorded video of then-NPR chief fundraiser Ron Schiller slamming conservatives, O'Keefe also posted what he says is the entire two hours' worth of video his undercover team collected.

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11:10am

Sat March 12, 2011
The Two-Way

At Crippled Japanese Nuclear Plant: 'Last-Ditch Effort' To Prevent Meltdown

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:12 am

People wait in line for supplies in Fukushima, northern Japan, on Sunday. An explosion at a reactor of the Fukushima nuclear plant triggered fears of a meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the country Friday.
Philippe Lopez AFP/Getty Images

The scope of the disaster in Japan makes it difficult to focus on any one aspect. More than 1,700 people are said to be dead or missing. Many more are suddenly homeless. Millions are without power. We've been tracking development here.

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8:15am

Sat March 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Gadhafi's Forces Take Key City Back From Opposition

"Moammar Gadhafi's regime drove out pockets of rebel fighters who were keeping a tenuous hold around oil facilities in a key port city," The Associated Press reports, "showing growing strength Saturday after days of relentless shelling against protesters turned rebels."

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8:00am

Sat March 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Disaster In Japan: Latest Developments

The death toll is climbing. Rescuers are struggling to get to survivors. And the world is watching anxiously to see if crippled nuclear power plants can be safely shut down.

On the day after a massive earthquake struck Japan, sending huge tsunami waves crashing into its coasts and across the Pacific, the scope of the disaster is daunting. We'll be following developments.

Update at 12:30 p.m. ET. Today's News:

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7:35am

Sat March 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Horrific Bus Accident Kills More Than A Dozen People In The Bronx

"Officials say 13 people have died in a tour bus accident in the Bronx," The Associated Press reports.

According to the wire service: "A New York Fire Department spokesman said a tour bus overturned on the New England Thruway near the Westchester County line at about 5:30 a.m. [ET] Saturday. The Worldwide Tour bus skidded on its side into a sign pole on the southbound side of Interstate 95 at Exit 14 for the Hutchinson Parkway. The sign post sheared off the top of the bus along the window line, nearly two-thirds the length of the vehicle."

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