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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10:05am

Mon March 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Signs Of Life On A Meteorite? Maybe

While we would love to write a headline saying that proof has been found that life does (or has) existed somewhere else in the universe, we're going to go with the advice of astrophysicist Adam Frank over at the 13.7 blog.

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9:35am

Mon March 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Oman, Tunisia Put New Ministers In Some Key Posts

While much of the world's attention remains focused on Libya and leader Moammar Gadhafi's battle to remain in power, developments continue in other countries in northern Africa and the Middle East that have been rocked by protests (or where leaders fear such protests) in recent weeks. Today:

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8:35am

Mon March 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Alberto Granado, Who Rode With Che Across South America, Has Died

If you saw the 2004 movie The Motorcycle Diaries (review here), or read the book of the same name that's based on Marxist revolutionary Ernest "Che" Guevara's diaries, this news may be of interest:

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8:05am

Mon March 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Gas Is $3.51 A Gallon; How High Will It Go?

If you had to fill up your car's tank this weekend, you might have wished you'd stopped by the bank first to take out a loan.

Yes, Americans pay less for a gallon of gas than drivers in many other nations. But as Jean Cochran reported on this morning's Newscast, the latest Lundberg Survey shows the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is now $3.51 a gallon nationally, up 33 cents in just two weeks. And the price is expected to go up at least another 10 or 15 cents in the near-term:

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