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ABC Tones Down Author's 'Fresh Off The Boat' For Sitcom Audience

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 01:12

ABC will break an important boundary in television Wednesday night with the debut of Fresh Off the Boat. It's the first network sitcom in two decades to star an Asian-American family.

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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 23:39

Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul searching, she decided what was best was vaccination.

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TransAsia Plane Crashes Into Taiwan River; At Least 12 Dead

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 21:25

Many of the 58 people on board remain unaccounted for after the twin-engine turboprop plane rolled and clipped an elevated roadway just after takeoff.

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Several Killed On NYC Commuter Train, 1 In Car After Collision On Tracks

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:26

Twelve more passengers were seriously injured in the accident 15 miles north of New York City. It's the second major accident in 15 months for the rail line, which serves 280,000 passengers a day.

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