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Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott appears in the following:

Germanwings Crash: 'Suicide' Doesn't Seem To Tell The Story

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Though investigators say it looks like the co-pilot deliberately brought down the jet, killing himself and 149 others, there are reasons not to use that word.

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There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

When NPR correspondents report about that group, they try to make it clear that it is not a "state" in the standard sense of that word. This month's "Word Matters" conversation explains why.

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Why You're Not Seeing Those 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons

Saturday, January 10, 2015

News organizations, including NPR, support the satirical magazine's right to be offensive. But mainstream news outlets also avoid publishing such material.

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The 'NPR Grammar Hall Of Shame' Opens With 'I' And 'Me'

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NPR's audience submitted more than 270 nominees for "most misused word or phrase." No. 1: Using "me" when it should be "I," or "I" when it should be "me." Can you use them correctly? Try our quiz.

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'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate

Saturday, December 06, 2014

It's a divisive topic. Were you taught that it should be "10 items or fewer?" That would make "10 items or less" a glaring grammatical error.

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Words Matter, So Here's 'Word Matters'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.

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Before This Blogger Moves On, He Wants To Say Thanks

Friday, April 25, 2014

As he prepares to take on a new role at NPR after nearly five years with The Two-Way, Mark Memmott wants to say, "See you later."

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New Manchester United Skipper Vows To Make Fans Smile Again

Friday, April 25, 2014

David Moyes lasted less than a season as manager of the English football (soccer) club. Longtime star player Ryan Giggs is filling in and says this is "the proudest moment" of his life.

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Recovery Of Bodies From Sunken Ferry Growing More Difficult

Friday, April 25, 2014

Authorities say divers are finding it harder and harder to get into places where passengers' bodies are still trapped. On Friday, 185 deaths had been confirmed. Another 117 people remained missing.

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Imitation Or Celebration? The Joy Of Dancing In The Streets

Friday, April 25, 2014

Striking similarities between Pharrell's "24 Hours of Happy" and an indie film also featuring dance have people talking. Alva Noë says the thing that connects the two is how we all move to music.

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Russia's Credit Rating Cut To Just Above 'Junk'

Friday, April 25, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.

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Metropolis: 4/19/14

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week's two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley features new music from Factory Floor, Tensnake, Jagwar Ma, Little Dragon and much more.

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VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady

Friday, April 25, 2014

"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.

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Top Stories: Ukraine Rhetoric Heats Up; New Everest Avalanches

Friday, April 25, 2014

Also: South Korean investigators are checking the cargo load of the sunken ferry; severe weather is predicted this weekend for the Midwest; and the Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team.

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Fresh Avalanches On Everest Appear To End Climbs In Nepal

Friday, April 25, 2014

One week after 16 Sherpas were killed, new ice falls have likely ended the chances of any summit attempts this year on the mountain's south side. Expeditions continue from the north.

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Russia Wants To Start World War III, Ukrainian Leader Charges

Friday, April 25, 2014

Accusations continue to fly. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is refusing to help resolve the crisis. Russia's foreign minister says Kerry is exaggerating. Ukraine is warning about war.

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Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.

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Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.

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Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

Thursday, April 24, 2014

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.

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Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

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