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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Cult Following & Tribalism of CrossFit

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In 2005, there were only 13 CrossFit gyms across the country. Today, there are more than 9,000. But CrossFit is not just a fitness trend, it’s a philosophy too. What's behind this fitness craze?

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What We're Fighting for in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It’s the nation’s war — our soldiers are just following orders. But they have a duty to protect each other, says filmmaker Sebastian Junger, which is what makes the alleged desertion of Sgt. Bergdahl so troubling.

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Is America Becoming More Conservative?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a major upset on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to an unknown Tea Party challenger. It raises the question: What is the political direction of America? Are we in fact becoming more conservative as elections like these might suggest?

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Is Iraq Still America's Problem?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Just hours after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul—Iraq's second largest city—members of the Al Qaeda offshoot advanced to Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein.

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A Brazilian Soundtrack for the World Cup

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil is a musical paradise as well as a football powerhouse. A few days before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, John Schaefer gives The Takeaway's John Hockenberry details on the best soundtrack for this year's World Cup.

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The GOP Scrambles for New Leadership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nobody saw this coming: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to the Tea Party candidate he outspent 13 to 1. This blows open the question of which faction will lead the party.

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The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's teacher tenure and teacher dismissal laws are unconstitutional. Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First, the organization that funded the challenge to California's teacher tenure laws, discusses the possible national implications of the case.

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5 Tips to Be a Real World Cup Soccer Fan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

We're just a day away from the start of the 2014 World Cup. Before we flood our local bars this year to root on the U.S. soccer team, we have some pro tips from a real, British soccer fan.

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The Powerful Rise of Christine Lagarde

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The worst job in the world right now might be the role of president of the European Commission. But it's one that some believe Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, might be the perfect fit for.

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' by Joshua Ferris

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" is a novel by author Joshua Ferris. This book has been selected as the first work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club. Book club members Tim Sands, Max Wall, and John Lohuis of the Portland Gentlemen's Club weigh in on the book.

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Al Qaeda Offshoot Captures Iraqi City

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Iraqi military was seen abandoning their weapons and fleeing the city of 1 million while the militants took control of government buildings and military bases, and freed hundreds of prisoners.

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Snowden's Lawyer: No Return Under 'This Regime'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

After the NSA contractor turned whistleblower revealed the U.S. government's vast network of surveillance, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with two felonies under the 1917 Espionage Act and one count of the theft. His legal advisor explains why he won't be returning Stateside anytime soon.

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Police Departments See Influx of War Gear

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

As America’s wars wind down, police departments are ramping up. The military’s surplus of weapons and machinery are falling into the hands of state and local law enforcement. Some community members say the equipment is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

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Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explores the scope of a recent influx in women and children immigrating across the U.S.-Mexico border. Arturo Garino, mayor of Nogales, Arizona, where hundreds of child migrants are, being held weighs in.

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Chaos, Violence Erupts in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pakistan is on the edge as chronic chaos, violence, and unrest erupts in Karachi. The Pakistani version of the Taliban has managed to shut down the international airport twice this week. Today insurgents, possibly with no Taliban affiliation, attacked an airport training facility.

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Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Polling data from the Pew Research Center finds that since 2010, the percentage of Republicans who say they agree with the Tea Party has declined by 15 percentage points, from more than half in 2010 to 36 percent today. 

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Tea Party and GOP Face Off in Primary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces off today against a Tea Party opponent in a primary race that has gotten a little too close for comfort. Cantor is expected to beat college professor David Brat, but the dwindling margin appears to be a rebuke of the party establishment that Cantor represents.

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The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson

Monday, June 09, 2014

Bill Watterson is known as the J.D. Salinger of comic strips—a recluse and legendary in the cartoon world, but rarely seen. How another cartoonist convinced Watterson to finally return to the page for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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Meet Team USA's World Cup Coach

Monday, June 09, 2014

The coach of the U.S. World Cup soccer team, Jurgen Klinsmann, is better known in Europe than in the country he now calls home. He recently sat down the BBC's Peter Bowes to discuss his own legacy as an athlete and his vision for the US team.

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N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics

Monday, June 09, 2014

The trial begins today in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the N.C.A.A., a legal dispute that may have longstanding implications for the lucrative world of division I college sports.

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