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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Israel Is Your Home? Rabbi Urges European Jews To Stay Put

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has called for mass immigration from Europe to Israel after recent attacks in France and Denmark, but many want to fight anti-Semitism in their home countries.

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Judge Blocks White House on Immigration

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked key parts of President Obama's executive action on immigration. The ruling comes at a time when Congress is in a fight over this very issue.

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Libya: A New Frontier in the Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

With Sunday's beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS, experts are wondering: Was this an isolated terror attack, or has this opened up a whole new front in the fight against ISIS?

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Using Science to Resurrect Endangered Species

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

At the San Diego Zoo, researches freeze genetic material from endangered species on the brink of extinction. 

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An Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Breaks His Silence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When John Kiriakou was imprisoned for leaking classified information, he became the first (and only) CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaks, or for any involvement with torture.

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Best Picture Preview: 'The Theory of Everything'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

All week in the lead up to the Oscars, we're taking a closer look at some of the films that are nominated for best picture. Today: "The Theory of Everything," with director James Marsh.

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We Want to See Your Westminster Reject

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Your pup might not make the cut at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but we'd still love to see them. Share a photo of your dog with the PROUD hashtag #WestminsterReject.

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West Coast Labor Dispute Rattles Businesses

Monday, February 16, 2015

Large cargo ships are sitting idle today along the West Coast. No one is unloading them because of a labor dispute. These ports account for 43 percent of container traffic in the U.S.

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Angela Merkel: The Leader of Our Time?

Monday, February 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successes at the negotiating table aren't appreciated evenly throughout Europe.

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Denmark on Edge After Copenhagen Terror Attacks

Monday, February 16, 2015

Two acts of violence mirror the Charlie Hebdo attacks, which were carried out in Paris just weeks ago.

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Historical Comparisons: Worthwhile or Worthless?

Monday, February 16, 2015

We've heard it all: Obama compared to Hitler, Putin compared to Hitler, Angela Merkel called Germany's Chamberlain. What do we get out of this type of historical comparison? 

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Egypt Takes Revenge on ISIS in Libya

Monday, February 16, 2015

ISIS released a video on Sunday showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan shore. The is the first such video from ISIS to take place outside Iraq or Syria.

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Jehovah's Witnesses Cover Up Child Sex Abuse

Monday, February 16, 2015

A new investigation finds a pattern of child sexual abuse and cover-up in the Jehovah's Witness religious organization. 

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Chapel Hill Sparks Global Outrage

Friday, February 13, 2015

The tragic shooting deaths of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has set off a discussion among young Muslims across the globe. 

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Sex, Love & Intimacy: What 'Fifty Shades' Gets Right & Wrong

Friday, February 13, 2015

How does “Fifty Shades of Grey” change our conversations and perceptions about sex in America? What does it get right and wrong? Make Love Not Porn Founder Cindy Gallop weighs in. 

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Alabama's Long Struggle for Equality

Friday, February 13, 2015

A look at Alabama's struggle for equality—from the civil rights era of the 1960s to the present-day fight for gay marriage. 

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A Digital Mausoleum: Facebook After Death

Friday, February 13, 2015

Facebook is letting users decide what should happen to their profile when they die. Your account can be frozen, deleted or you can designate a "legacy contact" to take over your account.

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Looking for Love? Try This Potion

Friday, February 13, 2015

On the eve of Valentine's Day, The Takeaway brings you a story about a love potion—a magic method that can supposedly allow any two strangers to fall in love with each other.

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If the Digits Are Random, the Price Is Right

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For most people, ten bucks sounds prohibitively steep for a bottle of artisanal olive oil. But at $12.67, you're more likely to buy it. Here's how marketers are working us.

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Chapel Hill Murders Rattle Community

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why did a Chapel Hill, North Carolina man brutally murder his Muslim neighbors? Was it because of a parking dispute, as his lawyer says, or was it an act of religiously-targeted hate?

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