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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Is Obamacare Living Up To Its Promise?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Republicans opposed to the Affordable Care Act are forced to live with it after last week's Supreme Court decision. But are insurance companies the real beneficiaries?

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How Straight Couples Redefined Traditional Marriage

Monday, June 29, 2015

Contrary to what popular culture tells us, traditional marriage was never about love. 

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For-Profit Schools Eat Taxpayer Money & Give Vets Questionable Education

Friday, June 26, 2015

Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, has introduced legislation to prevent for-profit schools from taking advantage of veterans and taxpayer dollars. 

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Marriage Equality Ruling: Reactions From The Web

Friday, June 26, 2015

In a historic decision issued Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

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Man Beheaded in French Factory Attack

Friday, June 26, 2015

An attacker stormed an American-owned industrial chemical plant in France and beheaded a man and injured several others. A flag with Arabic writing was found near the site of the attack.

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Supreme Court Protects the Fair Housing Act

Friday, June 26, 2015

Though many were focused on Thursday's decision on Obamacare, the Supreme Court also issued an unexpected win to civil rights advocates.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, June 26, 2015

Taylor Swift eats Apple for lunch, a high school dance-off saves America, and Pixar gives everyone (and everything) the feels.

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Vaccines: Science Trumps Free Choice in California

Friday, June 26, 2015

On Thursday, the California Assembly approved a bill requiring all children to be vaccinated unless there is a medical reason not to. Should the state force people to receive healthcare?

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Kick Back With This Summer Playlist

Friday, June 26, 2015

We're giving you a break from the news this weekend. Kick back with some great summer tunes.

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New Production Explores Soccer's Gender Politics

Thursday, June 25, 2015

In "Invisiball," a stage becomes a soccer stadium, and ten macho, acrobatic dancers reveal themselves in the end to be female. 

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Thousands of Tips in a Manhunt to Nowhere

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Even with more than 2,000 tips from the public, investigators are still at a loss for where to find the two men who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. 

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The Power Plant Fueling America's Drought

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona provides water and power to the state's citizens. It also runs on coal and emits harmful gases that may be fueling the drought in the West.

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When Terrorists Are at The Negotiating Table

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Publicly engaging with a "terrorist" can be a politically risky move. But the consequences for failing to engage are often even greater. 

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Saving Expectant Mothers and Their Babies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A team of biomedical engineering students believe they have the answer to reducing the number of maternal deaths in developing countries. 

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Six Scientists Return from 'Mars'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

For the past eight months, a group of scientists have been living in a volcano in Hawaii in order to simulate life on Mars. The lead scientist shares her story. 

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The Sixth Mass Extinction is Here

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

According to new research, a "mass extinction"—the sixth of its kind in Earth's 4.5 billion year history—is currently underway. 

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Obama Orders Change in U.S. Hostage Policy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Families of hostages held abroad by terrorist groups will now be able to pay ransoms, in a policy shift to be announced by the White House on Wednesday.

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More Than 800 Die in Pakistani Heat Wave

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A heat wave in the southern Sindh province of Pakistan has killed more than 800.

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Stop Saying Mass Shootings Are 'Unthinkable'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Todd Zwillich weighs in on the danger of calling the Charleston shooting and others "unthinkable," and why politicians and the news media shouldn't get away with it.

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The Confederate Flag & A History of Toxic Symbols

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Virtually over night, the Confederate flag has gone from a celebrated symbol of the South to a pariah that no one wants to touch. But it's not history's only toxic symbol.

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