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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

King of Saudi Arabia Sits Out Meeting With Obama

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A number of leaders from the Gulf Nations are meeting with President Obama today, with one notable absence: King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

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When Art is For the 1%

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rich people are snapping up art as an investment, driving prices beyond the reach of public museums and institutions. 

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Pakistan: America's Unsteady Ally

Thursday, May 14, 2015

If Pakistan was holding Bin Laden for years without America's knowledge, what does that mean for U.S.-Pakistani relations and the War on Terror? A former Pakistani official answers.

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College Costs: Your Questions Answered

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

All this week, you've been sending us your questions about paying for college. We have answers. 

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The Joys of Spending Time Alone

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New research suggests that people actually have a lot more fun by themselves when they get out of the house despite the stigma of dining, or watching a movie, or catching a show alone.  

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Rift Widens Between Dems, White House on TPP

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn) is among a group of Democrats at odds with the White House over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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What It's Like Getting Into all 8 Ivy League Schools

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There were no small envelopes for high school senior and valedictorian Victor Agbafe, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford University earlier this spring.

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Wyoming's Environmental Gag Order

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A new law in Wyoming will prohibit certain environmental communication between citizens and the government. Is this a gag order on citizen science?

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Arctic Waters Open for Business

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Shell Oil scored a major victory yesterday when the Obama administration granted the petroleum giant partial approval to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean this summer.

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Are You Better at Geography Than a 4th Grader?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The annual National Geographic Bee kicks off this week. The competition is like a spelling bee but for geography enthusiasts. Take our geography quiz and listen to a former winner here.

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A Diverse Student Body Doesn't Thrive on 'Colorblindness'

Monday, May 11, 2015

Beyond admitting a diverse group of students, says U. of Washington's interim president, colleges need to make sure students feel supported in addressing racial issues among each other.

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A Wheelchair Revolution Starting with Bicycle Parts

Monday, May 11, 2015

How do you build a wheelchair for rugged roads and easy repair in the developing world? Look no further than your mountain bike.  

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Relief Struggles to Reach Nepal

Monday, May 11, 2015

Where's the international community? Only 5 percent of the needed amount of aid dollars have made it to Nepal. 

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The DeflateGate Verdict: Fans React

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Takeaway shares reactions to NFL's investigation into deflategate scandal, and Host John Hockenberry gives his own take.

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New Panel for Trial Drugs Raises Hopes for the Terminally Ill

Friday, May 08, 2015

Johnson & Johnson will assemble an independent group of doctors, ethicists, and advocates to evaluate trial drugs for terminally ill patients seeking treatment for their diseases.

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Cameron Claims Victory in U.K. Elections

Friday, May 08, 2015

It was one of the tightest election campaign in decades, but Prime Minister David Cameron was able to come out on top with his Conservative Party.

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The Best Six Things Online This Week

Friday, May 08, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The Unpolished, Ugly Side of Nail Salons

Friday, May 08, 2015

A new investigation by New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir finds that worker exploitation runs rampant in the nail salon industry. She weighs in on her startling report.

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In Russia and Ukraine, V-E Day Anniversary Reopens Old Wounds

Friday, May 08, 2015

On the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, questions of whether and how to commemorate the occasion have been a source of political tension across Europe and Russia. 

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If Hitler Were a Talk Show Host

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In a new novel, Adolf Hitler wakes up in the year 2011 and becomes a talk show host. The book examines how Hitler's dark personality would fare in our internet driven world.

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