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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Russia 'Fueling War' in Ukraine

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ukraine and the West are on high alert—hundreds of Russian-made vehicles and thousands of Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine in the past few days.

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Obamacare Returns to the Supreme Court

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Affordable Care Act will make its second appearance at the Supreme Court later this term, in a case that some say hinges on a drafting error in the law.

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Inside an Epic 4-Billion Mile Space Chase

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's taken 10 years and 4 billion miles, but the Rosetta spacecraft has finally placed a lander on a comet. The next step? Gain critical information about our solar system.

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Voting Easier Than Netflix? How the Internet Can Kill Voter Apathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seth Flaxman is trying to modernize democracy. He's the co-founder of TurboVote, an online platform that claims to make voting "as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix."

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Fighting Fear to Stop The Spread of Ebola

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone have jumped dramatically and the government has responded by arresting critics. Is fear one of the gravest threats in stopping the spread of Ebola? 

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100,000 U.S. Nurses Go On Strike

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Around 100,000 nurses are expected to strike or protest in a "Day of Action" across the country today. Their demands? Proper Ebola equipment and training.

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Migrant Crisis Escalates Worldwide

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In 2014 alone, as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children will show up at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 130,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from Africa.

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Will the GOP Take on Immigration Reform?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As lawmakers head back to Washington D.C. today, one item looms over the remainder of this session: The prospect of immigration reform. 

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China, U.S. Reach Landmark Climate Deal

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After two days of meetings in China, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set new targets to cut carbon emissions by 2030.

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Internet at the Speed of Government?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

President Obama came out in support of net neutrality this week. An advocate against the policy explains why he believes the internet is not a public utility.

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How the Borders of WWI Shape the Conflict in Iraq

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boundaries created after WWI have led to many modern day conflicts, including the current struggle between Kurdish forces and the group that calls itself the Islamic State.  

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Jackie Kennedy's Unseen Struggle With PTSD

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Jackie Kennedy witnessed the shooting death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, it was a moment that changed the world. It also profoundly changed Jackie herself.

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Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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Torture, The War on Terror, and The Whistle-Blower That Wasn't

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Researcher Scott Gerwehr knew the real role American psychologists played in enhanced interrogation. He wanted to come forward as a whistleblower, but died before he had a chance.

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Audio Essay: Remembering Those Who Serve

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, The Takeaway offers our thanks and appreciation to all of the men and women who have served our country, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in wars past.

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Voter Turnout: A National Embarrassment?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Though the final numbers are still being added up, it looks Americans have set a new record: The 2014 midterms commanded the lowest voter turnout in 70 years.

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The Holy Killings That Rocked U.S. Foreign Policy

Monday, November 10, 2014

In 1980, U.S. foreign policy was rocked when four American churchwomen—three nuns and one missionary—were killed in El Salvador.

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In Arkansas, Voters Keep a Present-Day Prohibition

Monday, November 10, 2014

Prohibition ended over 80 years ago, but on Election Day, Arkansas voters rejected an amendment to authorize statewide sale of alcohol.  

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Secretive Talks Free Two Americans in North Korea

Monday, November 10, 2014

The New York Times' David Sanger has new details about the secretive talks that led to the release of two American prisoners, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, held in North Korea.

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For Some in California, That Felony is Now a Misdemeanor

Monday, November 10, 2014

With the passage of Proposition 47, about 10,000 inmates serving time in California may now be eligible to apply for a shortened sentence.

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