T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Native Tribes Fight for Equality Ahead of 2016 Election

Monday, October 31, 2016

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Whether it's issues of sovereignty or access to quality education, Native Americans aren't staying silent this election season. 
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As Election Approaches, Border Towns Worry About TPP

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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In El Paso, Texas, one immigration advocate is concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could damage her hometown, and sister city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
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In Urban Suburbs, A History of Segregation Endures

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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"It’s almost like there’s these invisible lines."
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Population Drains Threaten to Erase America's Aging Farmlands

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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“Is this the death of rural communities or small family farms, or is it the birth of something?” asks 67-year-old Louise Ehmke of Healy, Kansas, home to about 200 people.
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Rural Middle America Fights to Get Nation 'Back on Track'

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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A Republican activist in Wyoming says slumping energy prices and economic development are a top priority this election season.
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In 2016 Election, Evangelicals Focus on ‘Religious Liberty’

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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"[T]he aggressiveness of the LGBT agenda is the best thing that’s happened to Evangelicalism,” says Rit Varriale, pastor at Elizabeth Baptist Church. 
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Twin Cities on a Search for Racial Justice this Election Season

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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“They call it the land of milk and honey, but it isn’t like that for all of us,” says Russel Balenger, a 66-year-old community activist in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area.
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Maine Governor Escalates Racist Rhetoric

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In an election cycle that has had Donald Trump at the center of controversy, Maine Governor Paul LePage's increasingly racist and bigoted statements are gaining national attention.

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The Earth Next Door: What You Need to Know About Proxima B

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had detected an Earth-like planet, Proxima B, in our neighboring solar system.

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The Fight to Clean Up 150 Million Pounds of Ocean Trash

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

At just 22-years-old, Boyan Slat has created a barrier that is designed to collect and remove trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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A Tribe Called Red: DJ Collective Fuses Native Beats, Electronica and Hip-Hop

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Tribe Called Red is working to define cultural identity on their own terms.

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State-Sponsored Killings Births Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Since taking power in May, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police and military to kill suspected drug dealers and users, without any semblance of due process or right trial.

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Donald Trump and the Pitfalls of Anti-Intellectualism

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

What happens when the anti-intellectual positioning of the Republican party results in a candidate who is actually unprepared?

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Trump: The American President Russia Wants

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Experts believe that Russian hackers are behind the DNC email leak. Why? Some say that the government of Vladimir Putin is hoping Donald Trump will get elected.

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Is America Headed for a Race War?

Monday, July 11, 2016

After a week of violent tension, some are asking if America is seeing the beginnings of a race war. But can there ever be winners and losers in such a fight?

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How Bernie Sanders Will Shape the Democratic Party Platform

Monday, June 27, 2016

Though it’s highly unlikely that Bernie Sanders will secure Democratic nomination, he will have a big influence on the party's agenda going forward.

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Brexit: 'An Unnecessary Act of Self-Harm'

Friday, June 24, 2016

"Populist tribal nationalism, with all of its visceral emotional force, is absolutely rampant right now," says British writer, broadcaster, and historian Simon Schama.

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Curry Concerns: Can 'Brexit' Save the U.K.'s Favorite Food?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Owners of some of Britain's popular curry houses complain that strict immigration rules have made it tough to hire new chefs from Bangladesh and India. Could “Brexit” be the answer?

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In Venezuela, Society Crumbles Under the Weight of Political Crisis

Monday, June 20, 2016

Once a prosperous oil producer, the nation is slipping into a state of chaos as civil society continues to break down.

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A 15-Hour Filibuster and A Move to Vote on Gun Control

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Led by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, Senate Democrats launched a nearly 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor on Wednesday over gun access to suspected terrorists.

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