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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:

The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Book of Unknown Americans'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

"The Book of Unknown Americans" is the latest novel from author Cristina Henriquez. This book has been selected as the fifth work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club.

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'Friendship'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

"Friendship" is the new novel from author Emily Gould. This book has been selected as the sixth work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club.

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Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL.

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Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is essentially broken—and calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled.

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Time Running Out for Iraq

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, now president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, says time is running out to keep Iraq from coming apart.

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Scots Cast Historic Independence Vote

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With voting in Scotland's independence referendum underway, one Scottish family weighs in with different opinions about their country's future.

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Australians Halt ISIS Terrorism Plot

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Australian officials carried out counter-terrorism raids in Sydney today after it learned that the radical militant group ISIS or ISIL was planning to carry out random, violent attacks.

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Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anheuser-Busch says that it is not happy with the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. Nike has pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores in the Minneapolis area.

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The Digital Reading Shift is Impacting Your Brain

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Our brains process digital reading very differently. Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's New Tech City explains how the shift from paper to digital has caused a gigantic change in how we read.

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Actor Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey' Takes on the Big Screen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dan Stevens is perhaps best known as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey." But Stevens is also a busy film actor, with four movies hitting theaters in the next four months.

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Lobster Kings'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The fourth book in The Takeaway book club is "The Lobster Kings," a novel inspired by "King Lear." The book follows the story of the Kings family, and the curse that hangs over them.

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45 Million Americans Live Below the Poverty Line

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new Census report finds that 45.3 million people are still living below the poverty line. After the recession, it looks like there's been recovery for some, but not for all.

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West Africa Looks to U.S. In Fight Against Ebola

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

President Obama has pledged up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help fight Ebola in West Africa. How will the mission work?

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America's Game of Risk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's been 13 years since the September 11th attacks, but terrorism remains one of the foremost threats facing the United States. How should the U.S. balance privacy and civil liberties?

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The World's iPhones Are Made in Toxic Chinese Factories

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Many of the workers are teens who've left home to support their families—and the first job they're given is simply cleaning iPhone screens, over and over, with toxic chemicals.

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ISIS Strategy Outlined Before Congress

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today on Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey answered questions about the president’s strategy for combating ISIS militants.

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Why Football Matters: A Defense of the Game

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why do we love football? And what is it that the game has to teach us? A new memoir from Mark Edmundson, University of Virginia professor of English, takes up those questions.

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Scottish Actor James McAvoy on Independence

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Actor and Scotland native James McAvoy talks about his feelings on Scottish independence, and shares his perspective on what it means for the future of his homeland. 

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Scotland the Brave? Paying The Price for Independence

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The stakes are high for Scotland, whose voters will decide in two days whether or not to split from England—for good. Here’s what a separation would mean for both sides.

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Scrabble Players Vs. Crossword Junkies: Science Explains Who's Smarter

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A team of researchers tested the cognition skills of nationally ranked Scrabble players against crossword players. The results were a bit puzzling.

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