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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7:55am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Hero Of N.C. State's '83 Championship Killed In Bus Crash

If you're even a casual fan of college basketball, you know the story of the "cardiac kids" from North Carolina State, their coach Jim Valvano and the underdog Wolfpack's remarkable 54-52 win over Houston in the 1983 NCAA championship game.

The player who sealed the victory with a last-second dunk, Lorenzo Charles, died Monday when the bus he was driving crashed into some trees in West Raleigh, N.C.

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7:21am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

No 'Immediate Threat' At Los Alamos Nuclear Lab As Wildfire Burns

Originally published on Tue June 28, 2011 5:21 am

"No facilities face immediate threat, and all nuclear and hazardous materials are accounted for and protected," the Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, even though a wildfire in the area near that nuclear laboratory did touch off a "spot fire" on the facility's property.

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11:55am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

'We Will Have Our Voices,' Advocate For Afghan Women Says

What happens to the gains, modest as they may be, that women have made in Afghanistan the past 10 years once the U.S. begins to withdraw its troops?

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11:12am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Rules Against Anna Nicole Smith's Estate

Feb. 28, 2006: Anna Nicole Smith arrives at the U.S. Supreme Court the first time her case came before it.
Win McNamee Getty Images

"The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the estate of Anna Nicole Smith in its quest to capture some of the $1.6 billion estate left behind by her late Texas billionaire husband," The Associated Press reports.

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10:32am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Sales Of New Homes Fell 2.1 Percent In May

There was a 2.1 percent drop in sales of new homes in May from April, to an annual rate of 319,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development just reported.

Sales were up 13.5 percent from May 2010, but that month last year was among the worst in recent times.

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