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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 reporter 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:

How Walmart Could Change the Gun Debate

Friday, August 28, 2015

The corporate giant says its move to no longer sell military-style rifles is simply a business decision. But what if corporate trends have the power to shift public attitudes?  

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Food Fight: How Chinese Spying Threatens U.S. Agriculture

Friday, August 28, 2015

After Chinese agriculture officials were caught spying, some FBI bureaus have made agriculture technology the number two most important security issue, second only to terrorism.

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Florida Lawmakers Play Politics With Voting Districts

Friday, August 28, 2015

Florida’s high court ruled that the legislature needs to redraw the state’s Congressional districts because they favored Republicans to heavily. But no resolution has been reached.

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Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To keep out migrants, Hungarian officials are building a wall along its border with Serbia, similar to what many U.S. presidential candidates hope to construct. But do such walls work? 

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How Companies Make Millions Off Lead Poisoning Victims

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A new investigation finds that predatory companies take advantage of poor, minority lead poisoning victims—including Freddie Gray and his family.

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The Virginia TV Shooting: Listeners React

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For some, the shooting hits close to home. For many, this event signals a need for gun control. Some of you admit that none of this is shocking to you. And many are feeling hopeless.

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Will There Ever Be Another Einstein?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, we explore how a scientist becomes an icon. We also wonder whether it can ever be done again.  

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Wildfires Consume Washington State

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More than 250,000 acres are believed to be burning, a rare event that's breaking records in the state's history.

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Play to Code

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At the Colorado Innovation Network Summit, John Hockenberry speaks with a young entrepreneur who's teaching girls to code through gaming and play.

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Big Oil: The Mothers of Invention

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While startups and tech companies are working on new ideas above the ground, energy companies—some of this country's original innovators—are focusing their efforts below the ground.

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Paul Scheer: The Hardest Working Comedian in America

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paul Scheer discusses his projects, his most and least favorite tourist spots, and the future of his fellow Upright Citizens Brigade alum Stephen Colbert.

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Don't Expect a New Way Forward for North and South Korea

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After three days, officials from North and South Korea reached an agreement to end a tense military standoff. But this diplomatic resolution likely isn't a sign of things to come.

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One Man Wants to Text the World Its Health Care

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In Africa, Kaakpema Yelpaala's startup is using technology to help health care providers connect with their patients. He says this same process can work in Utah and Kentucky.

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The Contemporary Vision of ISIS

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Despite its nostalgia for early Islam, the extremist group is very much a product of its current time and place. 

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Dancing Around the 'G Word'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Across the country, city planners are constantly grappling with the task of revitalizing urban areas in ways that benefit long-time residents instead of displacing them.

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Extremists Set off Explosions at Ancient Temple

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Can the destruction of art and history strengthen a brutal ideology? The self-proclaimed Islamic State has pursued a systemic campaign to destroy ancient artifacts. 

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The Odd Gap Between Wall Street and China's 'Mom-and-Pop' Investors

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The herd mentality of Chinese investors is expected to cause another day of volatile activity. For large, machine-based American investment companies, frantic reactions are unnecessary.

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Growing Diversity in Denver

Monday, August 24, 2015

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock believes the racial tensions being felt around the country are presenting an opportunity to change his growing city.

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China's 'Black Monday' Shakes Global Markets

Monday, August 24, 2015

Fears of a Chinese economic slowdown are haunting investors across the world.

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