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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9:10am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Miami Battling Invasion Of Giant African Snails

Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 9:13 am

The invaders: Two Giant African Snails, in the hands of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services staffers on Thursday (Sept. 15, 2011).
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Giant African Snails, "one of the most damaging land snails in the world," have invaded a southwest Miami subdivision and are now the focus of "a time-consuming expensive counter-attack" by authorities, the Miami Herald reports.

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8:45am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

No Joking This Time: 4 Men Hospitalized After Bee Attack In California

We had a bit of fun Thursday with a story about a 200-pound beehive in Arizona.

This story's nothing to laugh about:

"4 Men Hospitalized In Honeybee Attack." (OC Weekly)

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8:25am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

New Book Cites 'Bitter Disputes' Among Obama's Economic Advisers

RonSuskind.com

Journalist Ron Suskind had already said that his new book about the Obama administration's response to the 2008-2009 financial crisis would reveal "bitter disputes" among the president's economic advisers.

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Fri September 16, 2011

7:30am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Emails Indicate White House Was Worried About Solyndra

Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 7:32 am

President Obama visited Solyndra's plant in Fremont, Calif., in May 2010.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

"A White House official fretted privately that the Obama administration could suffer serious political damage if it gave additional taxpayer support to the beleaguered solar-panel company Solyndra, according to newly released emails," The Washington Post write

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