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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

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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U.S. Military to Help Ebola Effort

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In addition to military assistance, President Obama will send portable hospitals, doctors and healthcare experts to West Africa. But will this be enough to help contain the virus?

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Honda's Deadly Secret Exposed

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new New York Times investigation examines how and why Honda failed, for years, to disclose widespread air bag problems that were causing fatalities.

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What You Need to Know In the Run Up to Mid-Term Elections

Monday, September 15, 2014

We're in the final stretch ahead of the mid-term elections. To take stock of the issues that could determine the future of Congress, we turn to Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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ISIS Summit Charts Plan Of Attack

Monday, September 15, 2014

A third beheading at the hands of ISIS sparks even greater outrage and coalition support. And many are calling for a lessened legitimacy for the terror organization.

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So You Want to Be a Farmer?

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the latest installment of The Takeaway's Job Fair series, a farming insider explains how young farmers entering the changing industry should prepare for a life outside.

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How Air Bags Changed the Auto Industry

Monday, September 15, 2014

Every time you step into a car, you benefit from a product that was the subject of a long fight between car manufacturers and safety advocates: The air bag.

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The Power of Video, From Ray Rice to ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

From Ray Rice to ISIS, the world pays attention to video. But what is it about video that makes us watch, or choose not to watch?

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The Takeaway Weekender: Single Americans, Robot Cockroaches, and a Scottish Movie Star

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Half of All North American Birds Threatened by Climate Change

Friday, September 12, 2014

The National Audubon Society says many species will be forced to find new habitat over the next 65 years. Some will survive, but many others will not.

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News Quiz | Week of September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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One Success Story in Saving the Planet

Friday, September 12, 2014

We've actually managed to reverse some of the damage we did to the ozone layer. Could the international cooperation that solved that problem be repeated with other environmental issues?

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James McAvoy on Filming Every Scene Two Ways

Friday, September 12, 2014

Calling "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" a film isn't exactly correct — it's more of an event. Actor James McAvoy tells us how he worked to create two points of view for every scene.

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History-Making Verdict in Oscar Pistorius Case

Friday, September 12, 2014

A black judge presiding over the trial of a rich, white defendant is no small thing in South Africa. And the Paralympic athlete's murder trial has brought up long-simmering issues.

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Legal Questions Cloud Obama's ISIS Strategy

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Obama Administration says the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, legally justifies for strikes in Syria and Iraq. But last year, the president called for its repeal. 

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The Human Toll of Militarizing the Border

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Since 2010, there have been more than two dozen reported violent clashes with U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents, and 40 fatalities since 2005. To date, no one has been reprimanded.

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