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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8:05am

Tue July 19, 2011
The Two-Way

MUST-SEE VIDEO: Chihuahua Chases Armed Robbers Out Of California Shop

Don't mess with the little guy with the big bark at the Ace Smoke Shop in Altadena, Calif.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's office released some amazing surveillance video on Monday, showing what happened when armed robbers stormed into the shop on July 7.

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7:44am

Tue July 19, 2011
The Two-Way

'Cut, Cap And Balance' Heads To House Vote

Though the legislation is said to have "little chance in the Senate," the Republican-controlled House today is expected to easily approve the "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan that advocates say would put lawmakers on record as supporting moves to put the federal government's fiscal books in order.

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6:55am

Tue July 19, 2011
The Two-Way

U.K. Tabloid Scandal: How To Watch The Murdochs Testify

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:38 am

The scandal in the U.K. over how some News Corp. newspapers invaded the privacy of perhaps thousands of people, from the royals to murder victims, is front-and-center in Parliament this morning as company chief Rupert Murdoch appears before the Media and Sport Committee to answer questions about what his company allegedly did.

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4:10pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Eagle Love Story: Injured Mates Reunited At Rehab Center

Back together. The female, left, taught her mate how to get up to the perch.
Wendi Pencille Bless the Beasts Foundation

Here's a feel-good story.

"Two seriously injured bald eagles, found two months apart and more than a mile away from each other near the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge," in Western New York State, "were rescued and reunited in a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Medina last week," the Buffalo News reports.

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2:40pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Researchers Say They've Been Able To 'Cloak' Time

"Harry Potter" is able to hide himself. Cornell researchers say they've been able to hide time.
Jaap Buitendijk for Warner Bros.

This news has a little bit of a Harry Potter feel to it. A touch of Back to the Future. Maybe some Doctor Who too.

Researchers at Cornell University, as MIT's Technology Review reports, "have designed and built a cloak that hides events in time."

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