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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Ballpark Figures: The Life of a Ballpark Vendor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Next up in Ballpark Figures: Ted Berg, a former stands vendor at Shea Stadium, tells us what he did when a Yankee fan spit chewed hot dog at him.

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Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the last 30 years, researches have documented a widening survival divide between black and white women with breast cancer.  Three African American women share their stories.
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ISIS Propaganda, Now Available in English

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has launched a series of English-language broadcasts on the al-Bayan radio network. 

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Moral Darwinism: The Surprising Evolution of Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In his latest book, Ian Morris, a professor of classics at Stanford University, argues that our moral values are actually a function of the ways society organizes itself to get energy.

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The Fate of The Boston Bomber: Bostonians Will Have Their Say

Thursday, April 09, 2015

After being found guilty on 30 counts, Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may now face the death penalty. That process begins next week, and it will be up to the jury to decide.

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Former Clinton Drug Czar on The Fight Between Science and Politics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gen. Barry McCaffrey weighs in on the behind the scenes jockeying over a scientific report on drug policy. He says science can easily get distorted when political agendas are at stake.

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Life Inside a City Under Siege by ISIS

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province, faces water shortages, no electricity and daily bombardment by ISIS mortars. Vice News looks at how the city of 200,000 is fighting back. 

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After Video Surfaces, Officer Charged in the Murder of Walter Scott

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On Saturday in North Charleston, South Carolina, white police officer Michael Slager shot and killed a black man named Walter Scott, who was apparently unarmed and running away.

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The Brontosaurus Is Back!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The debate is over, and paleontologists have confirmed it: The Brontosaurus is both a distinct genus and species. Welcome back, thunder lizard.

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Cracking the Code to the Iconic Song "American Pie"

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

What really happened "the day the music died"? The lyrics to “American Pie” were sold on Tuesday for over $1 million—and those lyrics could unlock the code to the song’s true meaning.

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Identical Twins, One in Space, One on Earth

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Scott Kelly is scheduled for the longest mission ever on the International Space Station, while his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, is scheduled to be his Earth-bound guinea pig. 

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Anti-Abortion Laws Flood U.S. State Houses

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A new law in Kansas bans a common second trimester abortion procedure. But in 2015, state legislators have introduced 791 provisions related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Science May Speak, But Money Talks

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Politicians often ignore facts because they don't align with their ideology. But scientists hype research to secure more funding. 

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Sen. Rand Paul Enters the Race for 2016

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Today, Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for president of the United States. How will his political legacy in Kentucky translate to the national stage? 

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Final Arguments Delivered in Tsarnaev Trial

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Two years after the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013, and one month after his trial began, accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has faced his final day on trial.

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The Pilotless Plane: The Future of Air Travel?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In the aftermath of the Germanwings plane crash, some aviation experts say one way to prevent such a tragedy is to do away with pilots altogether.

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Ballpark Figures: Milwaukee's Sausage Racers

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

All week we're celebrating baseball's unsung heroes. Here, Michael Dillon tells us why he decided to stage a giant costumed sausage race at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Political Science: Where Evidence & Ideology Collide

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Plenty of politicians say they're not scientists. But when politics bumps up against science, there are consequences for all of us.

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Kristen Stewart on Growing Up and Growing Strong in Hollywood

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Twilight" made Kristen Stewart a megastar. And tougher indie projects like "The Clouds of Sils Maria" are making sure her star will continue to rise. 

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From Iraqi Official to ISIS Leader

Monday, April 06, 2015

Former Iraqi officials who were once loyal to Saddam Hussein have found a seat at the table behind the scenes with ISIS.

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