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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9:01am

Sat January 4, 2014
The Two-Way

How One Man Won $324M And Didn't Realize It For 2 Weeks

Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 12:27 pm

One of two winning tickets in last month's $648 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold here, at Jenny's Gift Shop in San Jose. The guy who bought it didn't realize what he had for nearly two weeks.
John G. Mabanglo EPA/LANDOV

The second very lucky winner of last month's massive Mega Millions jackpot is a California delivery driver who didn't get around to checking his lottery tickets for nearly two weeks.

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7:46am

Sat January 4, 2014
The Two-Way

Wait Is Over For Antarctic Explorers: They Can Head Home

Originally published on Sun January 5, 2014 9:02 am

There's ice as far as the eye can see from the deck of the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, which is stuck in the Antarctic. The captain says he and his crew can wait for conditions to improve.
Zhang Jiansong Xinhua /Landov

The on-again, off-again trip home for 52 people rescued from a ship stuck in the Antarctic is on again.

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7:09am

Sat January 4, 2014
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Boeing Contract OK'd; Record Low Temps Expected

Trying to stay warm: A woman paused in Manhattan's Times Square on Friday as bitterly cold winds blew through. Even colder temperatures are coming for much of the nation.
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6:37am

Sat January 4, 2014
The Two-Way

'Cheers And Jeers' As Boeing Machinists Narrowly OK Contract

Many of the machinists were not happy late Friday when it was announced that Seattle-area workers had approved a new contract with Boeing.
David Ryder Reuters/Landov

There were "cheers and jeers" from rank-and-file union members late Friday when it was announced that a key new contract with aircraft maker Boeing had been approved by a bare majority vote, our colleagues at Seattle's KPLU report.

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6:00am

Sat January 4, 2014
The Two-Way

Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don

Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 1:58 pm

The Everly Brothers (Phil on the left, Don on the right) singing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1957.
CBS/Landov
  • A bit of 'Bye Bye Love'
  • Don Everly talking with NPR's Noah Adams in April 1986

One half of one of the most influential duos in rock 'n' roll history has died.

Phil Everly, 74, died Friday in a Burbank, Calif., hospital. His son Jason tells The Associated Press, NPR and other news outlets that the legendary singer suffered from chronic pulmonary disease.

Everly's brother Don, now 76, is among the other survivors.

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