Morning Edition http://wlrn.org en For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution http://wlrn.org/post/iraqis-crisis-dividing-country-seems-poor-solution The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.<p>"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."<p>For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 36314 at http://wlrn.org For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There http://wlrn.org/post/nh-promises-let-dc-residents-buy-booze-there <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=N.H.+Promises+To+Let+D.C.+Residents+Buy+Booze+There&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. New Hampshire is reassuring residents of the nation's capital that they can buy alcohol in the Granite State. A store clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a D.C. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:00 +0000 editor 36313 at http://wlrn.org Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting http://wlrn.org/post/venezuelans-celebrate-chavez-focus-his-handwriting <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Venezuelans+Celebrate+Chavez+With+A+Focus+On+His+Handwriting&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjgzNjQ1MDEzMTc5MzUzNzIxNjNmZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Venezuela is honoring the 60th anniversary of the birth of its late leader, Hugo Chavez. Super dedicated Chavistas are commemorating his handwriting - mostly in caps and socialist red. The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 editor 36311 at http://wlrn.org On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record http://wlrn.org/post/nasas-birthday-mars-rover-sets-mileage-record <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+NASA%27s+Birthday%2C+Mars+Rover+Sets+A+Mileage+Record&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 36307 at http://wlrn.org What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL http://wlrn.org/post/what-ray-rices-2-game-suspension-assault-says-about-nfl <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What+Ray+Rice%27s+2-Game+Suspension+For+Assault+Says+About+The+NFL&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 36309 at http://wlrn.org Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead http://wlrn.org/post/crews-are-containing-western-wildfires-more-bad-weathers-ahead <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Crews+Are+Containing+Western+Wildfires%2C+But+More+Bad+Weather%27s+Ahead&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTYwMDQ1MDEzMzE1ODcyMjRmY2FlMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Crews are making steady progress on a number of wildfires burning in the West which is in the midst of a terrible drought. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:55:00 +0000 editor 36308 at http://wlrn.org The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://wlrn.org/post/ice-cream-sandwich-wouldnt-melt <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Ice+Cream+Sandwich+That+Wouldn%27t+Melt&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And our last word in Business Today is indestructible ice cream. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 36255 at http://wlrn.org Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo http://wlrn.org/post/colorado-rockies-hand-out-free-jerseys-typo <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Colorado+Rockies+Hand+Out+Free+Jerseys+%E2%80%94+With+A+Typo&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer with news of an all-star spelling error. The Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 36249 at http://wlrn.org Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days http://wlrn.org/post/calif-gets-lesson-succession-4-governors-4-days <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Calif.+Gets+A+Lesson+In+Succession%3A+4+Governors+In+4+Days&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Californians are getting a lesson in succession as the state gets four governors in four days. Governor Jerry Brown headed for Mexico yesterday on a trade mission. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 36250 at http://wlrn.org Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza http://wlrn.org/post/israelis-broadly-support-militarys-operation-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Israelis+Broadly+Support+Military%27s+Operation+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The U.N. Security Council overnight called for an immediate, unconditional, humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 36245 at http://wlrn.org U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration http://wlrn.org/post/business-news-65 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.K.+Launches++Licensing+For+Onshore+Oil+And+Gas+Exploration&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>NPR's Business News starts with fracking in the U.K.<p>MONTAGNE: The British government today will begin the process of offering licenses for onshore oil and gas exploration. This comes as governments across Europe are seeking to reduce their dependence on imports. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:55:00 +0000 editor 36248 at http://wlrn.org Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions http://wlrn.org/post/ukraine-update <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fighting+In+Ukraine+Continues%3B+Russia+Dismisses+Threat+Of+Sanctions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Fierce fighting continued overnight in Eastern Ukraine on the Russian border. A new U.N. report says, the violence there has killed more than 1,100 people since mid-April. Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 36242 at http://wlrn.org The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System http://wlrn.org/post/week-politics-progress-upgrading-va-health-system <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Week+In+Politics%3A+Progress+On+Upgrading+VA+Health+System&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ron Elving 36243 at http://wlrn.org Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness' http://wlrn.org/post/last-word <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Depends+Promotes+Pants-Dropping+For+%27Underwearness%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 36244 at http://wlrn.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change http://wlrn.org/post/washingtons-training-camp-fans-are-split-name-change Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/18/323351064/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-a-symbolic-victory-for-critics" target="_blank">trademark registrations for its name were revoked</a>.<p>In June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Redskins' name is "disparaging" to Native Americans. And earlier this month, U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 36187 at http://wlrn.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change