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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Will the Taliban School Attack Spur Real Change?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pakistan is still reeling in shock from a Taliban attack that left at least 140 people dead, nearly all of them children. But will this atrocious attack lead to real change?

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Pakistani-Americans Mourn a World Away

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The world is grieving in the wake of a terror attack this week in Pakistan that left more than 130 children dead. A Pakistani-American explains how his community is coping.

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Polish Officials Under Fire for CIA Torture Sites

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Senate's torture report discloses new details surrounding Poland's willingness to play host to an American "black site" in the years following September 11th.

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The Best 5 Versions of 'Silent Night'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Silent Night has been recorded at least 733 times over the past 36 years. The Takeaway looks at one of the world's favorite Christmas songs.

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Taliban School Attack Kills More Than 100

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At least five to six heavily armed Taliban gunmen entered an army-run school in Pakistan this morning, killing at least 141 people—132 of them children.

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Warren, Bush & Clinton: The New Politics of 2016?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many are hoping that Senator Elizabeth Warren will run for president in 2016—a role many believe Hillary Clinton is hoping to fill. And now Jeb Bush is considering a presidential run.

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Russia Fails to Stop Ruble Crash

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russia has raised its interest rate to a shocking 17 percent to try and stop the free fall of its currency, the ruble, which has hit an new low, experiencing its worst drop in 16 years.

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Cargoland: Automation Threatens Dockworkers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Independent producer Lu Olkowski continues her tour of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a look at automation moving to supplant the human dockworker.

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The CIA Torture Report Is an Amazon Best-Seller

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

But there's a problem: Amazon readers say the PDF they bought for $2.99 was nearly unreadable. Now an independent publisher is putting out a high quality print version.

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Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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Sydney Siege Ends After 16 Hours of Terror

Monday, December 15, 2014

After holding hostages at an Australian cafe for more than 16 hours, a standoff between a gunman and police came to an end in Sydney early Tuesday.

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Cargoland: Inside America's Busiest Waterfront

Monday, December 15, 2014

About 40 percent of everything that the United States imports comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Together, they are the busiest port complex in the United States.

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Founding Fathers' Time Capsule Unearthed

Monday, December 15, 2014

A time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795 was recently unearthed from the Boston Statehouse.

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CIA Torture: An International Warcrime?

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Obama Administration has apparently decided not to prosecute officials from the Bush Administration over torture, but could another government do it?

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In the Midst of World War I, a Christmas Truce

Monday, December 15, 2014

On December 24, 1914, in the midst of World War I, soldiers along the Western Front put down their weapons, left their trenches, and wished their enemies a Merry Christmas.

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In Seven States, Atheists Still Barred From Office

Monday, December 15, 2014

In seven states, atheists are still barred from holding public office. A law professor and Maryland state senator explains the effort to repeal the ban.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Inside the CIA Torture Report

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Ridley Scott & Hollywood's Race Problem

Friday, December 12, 2014

Despite being set in Egypt, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has an all white cast. The Pharaoh, Moses, and African queen are all white, highlighting Hollywood's race problem.

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Michele Bachmann Waves Goodbye to Washington

Friday, December 12, 2014

A conservative firebrand, Representative Michele Bachmann quickly became a force in Congress and around the nation in her eight years as representative for Minnesota's 6th District.

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School Discipline: It's Different For Black Girls

Friday, December 12, 2014

New data shows that black girls and white girls are disciplined very differently by the U.S. educational system—and the disparity in treatment begins as early as elementary school.

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