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'Morning Edition' Returns: Long-Overdue Name Change

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Long-Overdue Name Change

'Morning Edition' Returns: Long-Overdue Name Change

'Morning Edition' Returns: Long-Overdue Name Change

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Jefferson County, Texas, is looking for a new name for an old road, now called by a racial slur. "Jap Road" came into being back in 1905, when a Japanese farmer started a rice farm there. A few years ago, locals of Japanese descent began pushing for a change. This week, county commissioners agreed.