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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Could Humans Survive On Kepler-438b?

Monday, March 02, 2015

One of NASA's favorite planetary candidates for habitability is Kepler-438b. But even an "Earth-like" planet like Kepler-438b is still pretty alien.

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Obamacare Heads Back to the Supreme Court

Monday, March 02, 2015

The case, King Vs. Bruwell, challenges the federal exchange that has helped more than 9 million people get low cost health insurance.

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Masha Gessen: Russia Today Is a 'Totalitarian State'

Monday, March 02, 2015

On Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters marched in Moscow to honor deceased politician and Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was fatally shot on Friday.

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Looking for Gold in the Mountains of Maine

Monday, March 02, 2015

Far underneath the snow in the state of Maine sits potential riches of gold and copper. These precious metals have some people arguing about issues of mining rights.

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Missing WWII Airmen Buried After 70 Years

Monday, March 02, 2015

Decades after World War II, the remains of nine missing U.S. military airmen are finally coming home from New Guinea. 

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Red Baraat Live at The Takeaway!

Monday, March 02, 2015

It's not everyday that we have a live soundtrack for the news.

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U.S. Troops Leave Liberia As Epidemic Slows

Friday, February 27, 2015

At the height of the Ebola epidemic, hundreds of Liberians grew sick each week. Now, as the epidemic wanes, Liberians wonder whether they can return to normal life. 

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Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords on His New Comedy-Horror Mockumentary

Friday, February 27, 2015

The new mockumentary focuses on the less glamorous side of vampire life. Called "What We Do in the Shadows," Clement co-wrote, co-directed & stars in it with Oscar nominee Taika Waikiti.

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GOP Senator: FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality 'Smacks of Big Government'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Republican Sen. John Thune says that while he's not surprised by the FCC's decision, he is disappointed. 

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ISIS Militants Capture Hundreds of Assyrian Christians

Friday, February 27, 2015

In northeastern Syria, the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has kidnapped Assyrian Christians from a dozen villages.  

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Former DHS Chief to GOP: You've Picked The Wrong Battle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tom Ridge, the nation's first director of Homeland Security, urges members of Congress to pass a clean bill and keep DHS funded.  

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Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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Why Young Women Join ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At least 550 Western women have joined the self-proclaimed Islamic State. One Muslim activist explains the appeal for young women, and how to stop this recruitment. 

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As Wisconsin Debates Right-to-Work, Gov. Walker Looks Ahead to 2016

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the Wisconsin state legislature debates right-to-work legislation to the sound of union protests at the state capitol, Gov. Scott Walker looks ahead to the 2016 presidential race. 

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The Fight Against Digital Dead Zones

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Forget streaming Netflix—many children in Western Massachusetts sit in cars in library parking lots in order to access wifi to complete homework assignments. 

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Student Debt: Striking Back Against Banks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This year, student loan debt reached a new high in the United States, inching up to a whopping $1.16 trillion. Now some are pushing back with a "debt strike."

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Ex-Marine Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A jury has handed down a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle—the man at the center of the film and book "American Sniper."

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An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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Rest Easy, America. Coffee is Good for You.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A new study from the nation's top panel on nutrition has found that coffee is good for you—and you should be drinking more of it.

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