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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Amid Votes, Violence Marks Iraqi Election

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In the days before the nation's first election since American withdrawal, Iraqis have continued to face deadly violence. The election is being held amid tight security provided by hundreds of thousands troops and police.

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Oklahoma Inmate Dies 43 Minutes After Botched Execution

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Clayton D. Lockett suffered a massive heart attack Tuesday night after a bungled execution by lethal injection. Critics say secrecy laws in Oklahoma and other states about both the drugs and the manufacturers turn inmates into guinea pigs.

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Today's Highlights | April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Also on Today's Show: First quarter GDP numbers were released today and the growth rate was just 0.1 percent...The Supreme Court has issued a major victory for environmentalists—and the Obama Administration.

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Why Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How does the banning of one NBA owner impact the lived racism of minorities everyday? Are sports really the right arena to examine issues of racial equality and prejudice?

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Inside The Secret History of Invisible Ink

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The history of invisible ink is filled with secret messages. Author Kristie Macrakis explains why invisible ink continues to mark the pages of history, fueling torrid affairs, world wars, and every kid's imagination. 

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This Is Where: 'I am Just Feet in the Sand'

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's the last day of April, which means it's also the last day of National Poetry Month. Today also marks the end of The Takeaway's month-long poetry series called "This Is Where."

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Are New Russian Sanctions a Lost Cause?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On Monday, President Obama announced new sanctions against Russian politicians and companies close to President Vladimir Putin. But if Putin has the Russian people in his pocket, he may not need the rich as badly as the West thinks.

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NBA Bans Sterling For Life, Issues $2.5M Fine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The NBA has made a decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and fine him $2.5 million—the maximum amount allowed by the league. Sterling is barred from any contact with his team or the NBA.

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Today's Highlights | April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Also on Today's Show: If all goes according to plan, a 32,000-ton arch built to contain remaining radioactive dust at the Chernobyl reactor will be completed...More than three decades after the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown, is the country’s nuclear technology any safer?

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Inside Bank of America's $4 Billion Blunder

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bank of America has announced a pretty major accounting error. The bank said it would suspend plans to buy back $4 billion in stock and pay its dividends after discovering an error in the information it submitted to the Federal Reserve as part of the stress test process. 

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Defining Unreasonable Searches in the Digital Age

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today the Supreme Court will consider a new question surrounding search and seizure as it relates to that most modern and most ubiquitous of devices: The smartphone. At issue is whether police need a warrant before searching the mobile device of a person under arrest.

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Sterling's Punishment Could Yield Him a Huge Profit

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As the pressure continues to mount on the NBA, and as the Clippers lose more sponsorship deals, Sterling might find himself in the position of having to sell the team—a punishment that would earn him a huge profit.

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A Military Widow Finds Solace in Running

Monday, April 28, 2014

The marathon of grief is a run without a finish line. For Lisa Hallett, whose husband died in Afghanistan in 2009, running forward is all she has to cope.

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Violent Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest & South

Monday, April 28, 2014

Across the Midwest and South, violent tornadoes struck several states this weekend, killing at least 14 people and leaving vast areas of destruction.

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Racist Comments Reverberate Across NBA

Monday, April 28, 2014

The NBA is dealing with the fallout of some harsh news after audio has revealed Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling reportedly making a myriad of racist remarks to his girlfriend.

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Today's Highlights | April 28, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

On Today's Show: The U.S. has announced a new round of sanctions against Russia..A look at the Palestinian unity agreement and discusses the future of the peace process.

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INFOGRAPHIC: New Data Sheds Light on U.S. Voters

Monday, April 28, 2014

Elections are essential to a healthy democracy. But who really votes? The U.S. Census Bureau has brand new data looking at decades worth of voting patterns from across the country.

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What's a Dollar Worth Where You Live?

Monday, April 28, 2014

What's a dollar worth to you? Here we examine how far a dollar goes across the country, and how affordability determines where we live and why we move.

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David Simon & Beau Willimon on Big Data TV

Friday, April 25, 2014

Beau Willimon, screenwriter and show runner of the American "House of Cards," and David Simon, creator and writer of "The Wire" and "Treme," discuss the benefits and drawbacks of data-driven entertainment, and the evolving field of television.

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The Rise of Media in Democratic Afghanistan

Friday, April 25, 2014

Afghani media mogul Saad Mohseni discusses the recent elections, the evolution of  media over the past decade, and the risks of being associated with pro-Western development in a country that is fighting for its future.

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