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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10:48am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Claim: Leaks About Al-Qaida Do More 'Damage' Than Snowden's

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 12:10 pm

Leaks in August about plans al-Qaida leaders were supposedly making to attack American interests abroad have "caused more immediate damage to American counterterrorism efforts than the thousands of classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden," some "government analysts and senior officials" tell The New York Times.

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9:20am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

L.C. Greenwood, Part Of Pittsburgh's 'Steel Curtain,' Dies

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 11:00 am

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman L.C. Greenwood waving to fans in 2006. He died Sunday at the age of 67.
Stephen M. Gross UPI /Landov

The death Sunday of L.C. Greenwood means just one member of one of the National Football League's greatest defensive lines is still with us.

Greenwood, 67, died of kidney failure at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, the city's Post-Gazette reports.

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8:11am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Baseball's Playoffs Start And So Does A-Rod's Suspension Appeal

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 9:22 am

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
Kathy Willens AP

After a dramatic finish to the regular season that included a no-hitter on the final day and a tie that will force a special elimination game Monday night, Major League Baseball is set to start its playoffs.

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6:55am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Remembering Lee Thornton, Who Broke Barriers In Journalism

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 9:08 am

Lee Thornton.
University of Maryland / Philip Merrill College of Journalism

The news media has lost another trailblazer.

Two months after the death of Helen Thomas, another woman who broke important barriers in Washington's press corps has passed away.

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6:00am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 9:06 am

Pope John Paul II in 1982
Hulton Archive Getty Images

The Vatican said Monday that it has set April 27, 2014, as the date that popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be "raised to sainthood."

Their canonization will come on "the Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy," the Holy See added.

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