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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5:00pm

Thu April 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Old Friend Of Obama Faces Solicitation Charge

"A regular Hawaii golfing buddy and Punahou School friend of President Barack Obama was among four people arrested Monday night during a prostitution sting operation in Kakaako by Honolulu police," Honololu's Star Advertiser reported today. It adds that "Waialua resident Robert Richard 'Bobby' Titcomb, 49, was arrested at South and Pohukaina streets at 9:40 p.m. Monday."

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3:40pm

Thu April 7, 2011
The Two-Way

At Barry Bonds' Trial, Prosecution And Defense Close Their Cases

"All he had to do was tell the truth," Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Nedrow told a San Francisco jury earlier today as the prosecution summed up its case against former baseball great Barry Bonds, who is accused of lying to a grand jury about whether he knew used performance-enhancing drugs.

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2:30pm

Thu April 7, 2011
The Two-Way

In Tunisia: 'We Have No Idea' If Secular Or Islamist Views Will Prevail

All Things Considered host Robert Siegel and producer Art Silverman continue their reporting from Tunisia, where the changes that have swept across much of North Africa and the Middle East got their start.

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12:25pm

Thu April 7, 2011
The Two-Way

'Bronx Zoo Cobra' Now Has A Name: Mia

The snake that stole New York's heart no longer has to be known as just the "Bronx Zoo cobra."

Thanks to 60,000 or so folks who voted on line in a poll sponsored by the zoo and New York's Daily News, the great escape artist will now be known as Mia.

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10:55am

Thu April 7, 2011
The Two-Way

7.4 Earthquake Rattles Japan; Tsunami Warning Issued

There's been another powerful earthquake off the North Central coast of Japan, near the location of the 9.0-magnitude temblor on March 11 that set off a tsunami that pummeled cities along the coast, leaving thousands dead or missing.

At an estimated magnitude of 7.1, today's quake is the strongest in the area since the March 11 disaster.

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