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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T. J. Raphael is The Takeaway's Digital Content Editor. Before joining The Takeaway, T. J. was Senior Editor of FOLIO: Magazine and FOLIOMag.com. There she covered the evolving media landscape, technology, economics, social media, apps, publishing and marketing.

As a staff reporter for The Legislative Gazette, based in the New York state capital, T. J. covered Constitutional law, Congressional elections and the New York State Legislature. She's also been a contributing writer to The Village Voice in New York City, and a general assignment reporting intern for the New York Daily News where she covered everything from entertainment to crime.

Her work has been cited by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Economist and Mashable.com, among others. She graduated with honors from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Follow her on Twitter: @TJRaphael.

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Live Free and Vote: Will New Hampshire Reshuffle the Deck?

Monday, February 08, 2016

Voters in New Hampshire will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the first presidential primary of the 2016 election. 

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VOTE: America's Greatest Innovation

Monday, February 08, 2016

The United States is a nation of ideas, which is why we're asking you to help us select America's greatest innovation.

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What to Watch Instead of the Super Bowl

Friday, February 05, 2016

Not watching the Super Bowl this weekend? No problem. We've thought of a few alternatives for you.

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Female Vet Welcomes the Military's New Family-Friendly Plan

Friday, February 05, 2016

The U.S. military will increase paid maternity and paternity leave, provide better access to childcare, and pay for troops to freeze their sperm or eggs.

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The Scrutiny that Comes with Being a Female Candidate

Friday, February 05, 2016

Clinton is the first woman to ever win the Iowa Caucuses. While she's used to being the only woman in the room, that fact does affect the way potential voters see her.

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Your Skeletons Are Showing: Meet the People Who Find Dirt on Politicians

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Running for political office is a dirty business. And if you’re going to throw your hat in the ring, you better be prepared to grab a shovel and dig.

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When The Super Bowl Came to Iran

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Fifty-two American hostages held in Tehran between 1979 and 1981 managed to hear a recording of Super Bowl XIV, thanks to a young journalist.

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New Military Plan Will Allow Troops to Freeze Sperm and Eggs

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Under a new plan, Uncle Sam will foot the bill should active-duty troops choose to freeze their sperm or eggs. The move designed to entice young recruits and increase retention rates.

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Battered Brains Raise New Questions for Football Safety Advocates

Thursday, February 04, 2016

As former NFL players donate their brains to science, more information about the dangerous physical effects of football are being uncovered. Can the game can ever be safe?

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Hillary and Bernie to Spar One-on-One in New Hampshire

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Tonight at the Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will square off one-on-one for the first time this election cycle. 

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Bernie Sanders' Creative Director on Crafting The 'Cool' Campaign

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

As the candidates set their sights on New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders' creative director explains how the campaign is attracting millennial voters.

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Restoring Innovation and Creativity in American Education

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Ted Dintersmith, executive producer of the film "Most Likely to Succeed," says today's education system, which is based largely on memorization, often discourages creative thinking.

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Flint's Mental Health Fallout

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

In Flint, Michigan, lead-tainted water has led to brain damage in some children. But medical professionals warn that it can also cause serious psychological and psychiatric issues.

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Road Warriors: Campaign Trackers

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

For the second part of our series "Road Warriors: Life on the Campaign Trail," we look at "trackers," the people who make sure that everything an opponent says or does is on camera. 

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The Zika Virus: Global Epidemic Prompts Search for a Vaccine

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

An international public health emergency has been declared for the Zika virus, but the World Health Organization is not optimistic that a vaccine will be developed soon.

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With an Eye on November, Some Want Rubio to Save the GOP

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

According to Iowa entrance polls, 44 percent of Republican voters say Senator Marco Rubio is electable. Is Iowa a fresh start for the Florida senator? Have voters rediscovered him?

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Some Scientists Say it's Time to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Monday, February 01, 2016

As the Zika virus continues to spread, biologists are debating whether the mosquito—one of the most dangerous insects in the world—should be eradicated.

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Iowa's 99 Problems

Monday, February 01, 2016

It's caucus day in Iowa. Explore the 99 county strategy and the massive ground game the 2016 candidates are using in hopes of winning the Hawkeye State. 

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With Peace Talks Stalled, Kerry Warns Bloodshed Will Continue in Syria

Monday, February 01, 2016

Without peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry says the fighting will continue until "every semblance of civilization is destroyed."

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Reshaping Education for The Real World

Friday, January 29, 2016

At Lake Area Technical Institute, a partnership with dealers of Caterpillar equipment is preparing community college students for life in the workforce. 

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