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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

A British Spy Agency is Manipulating the Internet

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From changing the outcome of online polls to artificially increasing website traffic, GCHQ has been blurring the line between online surveillance and state propaganda, according to new documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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White House Introduces New Climate Measures

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The White House will announce a new round of initiatives to address natural disasters that are often caused by climate changeeverything from coastal flooding to storm surges to protecting areas prone to landslides and regions that experience rough drought conditions.

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Report: GM Stayed Silent on Fatal Crashes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Takeaway partner The New York Times has learned that GM has repeatedly avoided answering questions from regulators about what had gone wrong with their vehicles—even in instances when they were well aware of the problems.

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Iran's Nuclear Program: Can a Deal Be Reached?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This Sunday is the preliminary deadline for Iran and the U.S. to reach an agreement on scaling back Iran's nuclear program. With just days left, Secretary of State John Kerry says that although "tangible progress" has been made, after six months of talks, "very real gaps" remain. 

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Report Shows Disturbing Findings at CDC

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An new investigation led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises new questions about the culture of safety in government laboratories.The USDA found anthrax stored in unlocked refrigerators, and missing containers of anthrax that had to be tracked down by the inspectors.

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Nadine Gordimer's Impact on South African Writing

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Looking back on the life of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer, who died on Sunday at age 90, it's immediately apparent how much of a complete iconoclast she was in her lifetime. Her impact on future generations of writers in the country has been profound.

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A Solution to the Child Migrant Crisis?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When it comes to the child migrants crisis, it seems that the narrative of political dysfunction continues in Washington D.C. But in fact, behind the theatrics, there are promising indications that a bipartisan deal is possible. 

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The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?

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Has President Obama Done Enough for Minorities?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Some African-American leaders feel that President Obama has done next to nothing for their community — or even made things worse. But is it too late now to change course?

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Egypt Steps Up in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, But to No Avail

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Airstrikes and rocket fire continue in Gaza, despite Israel’s initial embrace of an Egyptian cease-fire proposal — a deal Hamas rejected. Until yesterday, Egypt, the traditional regional player, had remained silent. 

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How the Benghazi Arrest Led to Citigroup Settlement

Monday, July 14, 2014

A press conference in June was intended to announce a lawsuit against Citigroup. But the arrest of a suspect in the Benghazi attack delayed the suit — and the Justice Department reached today's settlement instead.

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Hemingway's Grandson Restores Never-Seen Elements to "The Sun Also Rises"

Monday, July 14, 2014

A new version of "The Sun Also Rises" includes lost chapters and extensive revisions, giving an altogether new portrait of Papa's creative process.

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Why Environmental Crime Goes Unpunished

Monday, July 14, 2014

A new investigation finds that existing environmental regulations are rarely enforced — and environmental crimes are almost never prosecuted.

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Why Is It So Hard to Test for Lyme Disease?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer is prime time for the tick-borne illness; some 300,000 people contract it every year. But a regulatory loophole means the market for Lyme disease tests is unreliable — and highly lucrative.

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The Legacy of the 2014 World Cup

Monday, July 14, 2014

The 2014 World Cup was memorable in more ways than one. Now that it's all over, it's time to take a breath and take stock of the tournament. Here to discuss the 2014 World Cup and its legacy is George Vecsey, contributing sports columnist at our partner The New York Times.

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Tensions Between Israel & Hamas Escalate

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rockets are being fired into Israel from Gaza—a response to Israeli air strikes that have continued unabated since last week. According to new reports, a drone fired from Gaza was shot down by Israel. Israel says Hamas has no interest in reaching peace.

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Pipeline Leaks Into Native American Land

Monday, July 14, 2014

North Dakota is suffering yet another pipeline leakage—this time into a bay on a Native American reserve. The pipeline had leaked more than one million gallons of saltwater brine, an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production.

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Independence Day Quiz

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Birthday America! Today, communities across the country will come together to celebrate the birth of our nation. But how well do we really know the history of our country, and that of Independence Day? Take our quiz to see how much you really know about the Fourth of July.

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News Quiz | Week of July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 03, 2014

 Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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Is the Child Migrant Crisis a Refugee Crisis?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

California State Senator Norma Torres—the highest-ranking American elected official to have been born in Guatemala—weighs in on America's response the influx of child migrants from Guatemala, Honduras El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

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