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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Risky Stem Cell Clinics Take Root in U.S.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patients looking for a cure for disease or a quick-fix for cosmetic issues are frequently turning to the procedures offered at stem cell clinics cropping up across the country.

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India's Water Crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Some 97 million people in India do not have access to clean water, and a majority of the sewages from cities flow into major waterways like the Ganges River.

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#GirlsWithToys: Proving Science Isn't Just For Guys

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

After an astronomer said many scientists were just "boys with toys," women in STEM took to Twitter to show that it's not just boys who get to have all the fun.

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Lynch Hits Mega Banks With $5 Billion in Fines

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that five banking giants will pay more than $5 billion in fines and plead guilty to multiple crimes. 

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Texas Bans Fracking Bans

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Texas, the biggest producer of oil and gas in the United States, has passed a law that bars local communities from banning fracking in their area.

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How Working Moms Benefit Children

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More than 40 percent of Americans believe that working mothers are "bad for society." But a new study from Harvard finds distinct advantages for children of working mothers.

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Saying Goodbye to David Letterman

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tonight, David Letterman will take to the stage of the Late Show one last time.

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The Patriot Act's Uncertain Future

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Section 215 of the Patriot Act gives the federal government authority to collect American phone records in bulk. Just a few days before it expires, the Senate might finally change it.

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The Fight to Save Ramadi From ISIS

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to ISIS forces this weekend. Now Shiite militias are preparing for a counterattack. 

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From Ukraine to Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last month, 24-year-old Ukrainian guitarist Marko Topchii made his American debut at Carnegie Hall after playing for nearly his entire life in Ukraine.

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Migrant Crisis Brews in the Bay of Bengal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim ethnic group from Myanmar, are stranded adrift in the Bay of Bengal, and the situation is quickly turning in to an emergency.

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Wanted: Do Cash Rewards Help Hunt Down Terrorists?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The U.S. government shells out millions to people that have information on suspected terrorists. Are bounties for information effective, or are they a huge waste of taxpayer money?

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The Remarkable Man Who Invented BASE Jumping

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Carl Boenish is credited with inventing the extreme sport of BASE jumping. His widow talks to The Takeaway about her husband, and the new movie that tells his story, "Sunshine Superman."

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The Real Sons of Anarchy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In Waco, Texas, 9 people are dead and 170 have been arrested after a biker gang shootout. Is the Hollywood portrayal of outlaw biker gangs more accurate than we thought?

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The Campaign Ad that Reshaped Criminal Justice

Monday, May 18, 2015

What happens when politicians use fears of violence and tragedy for political gain? We found out in 1988 when infamous criminal Willie Horton was featured in a campaign ad.

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The Truth About Lies

Monday, May 18, 2015

There's a lot you may not know about lying. Including the fact that you may be lying to yourself right now. 

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Nearly 200 to Be Charged in TX Biker Gang Shootout

Monday, May 18, 2015

A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas left nearly nine people dead and 18 others wounded on Sunday.

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Called to Fight: Minnesota Teens Join ISIS

Monday, May 18, 2015

How does a teenager go from Apple Valley, Minnesota to the front lines of Syria? According to federal investigators, about 15 young men have left Minnesota to fight with ISIS.

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America: A Superpower No More?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Writer Ian Bremmer says the U.S. needs to pick a foreign policy strategy and stick to it. His new book offers three possible suggestions.  

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Mohamed Morsi Receives Death Sentence

Monday, May 18, 2015

On Saturday, ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 105 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death in the latest mass trial by military court in Egypt.

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