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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8:06am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 9:07 am

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in October 2012.
Jason Kempin Getty Images

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday, his office says in a statement sent to reporters.

He was 89. According to the statement, the Democratic senator "passed away due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. today at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell."

As the senator's office adds, Lautenberg was "the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate."

He announced in February that he would not be seeking a sixth term in the Senate.

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7:50am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

In Turkey, Protesters Say Prime Minister Has Gone Too Far

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 8:30 am

The scene at one of the protests in Istanbul early Monday.
Ahmet Sik EPA /LANDOV
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul

After more violence overnight, protesters and police clashed again in Istanbul on Monday. As the BBC writes:

"Police used tear gas to stop a group of demonstrators marching on the prime minister's office in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reports."

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7:02am

Mon June 3, 2013

6:39am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Who Knew? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Is A Funny Guy

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 8:15 am

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. (2010 file photo.)
Tim Shaffer Reuters /Landov

Hearing that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered Princeton graduates "10 suggestions" at their commencement ceremony Sunday, we had visions of those in caps and gowns nodding off during a treatise on the fine points of investing in municipal bonds.

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5:46am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Cardboard Bike Creator May Soon Start Peddling His Product

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 11:07 am

Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni and his cardboard bicycle.
Baz Ratner Reuters /Landov

After capturing the imagination of people around the world last year with video of a bicycle made almost entirely out of cardboard, Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni is now hoping to capture money from folks who would like to own one.

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