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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Today's Highlights | May 07, 2014

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Highlights from Today's Show: South Africans go to the polls in the first general election since the death of Nelson Mandela...Alibaba may unleash a giant IPO that could start a global tech fight.

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What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

At what point does climate change become a national security issue? One retired general explains why global climate change is not just an environmental issue but a military one, too.

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U.S. Joins Search for Missing Nigerian Girls

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram now has the world's attention. And with reports emerging that more schoolgirls have been abducted—adding to the 250 who are still missing—the pressure is mounting on local authorities to respond and act.

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Finding Good Advice in Strange Places

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The tradition of writing to a wise person for advice is alive and well. And if you're a political reporter—or if you're dating one—the person you might find yourself writing to for romantic advice might be a senator.

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Today's Highlights | May 06, 2014

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Just two of the 39 accused Congolese soldiers were convicted of rape...Today, Senate primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio are testing the Republican party.

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Draft Draws Young Ukrainian Home to Fight

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The question of whether or not he would fight for his country, even die for his country, has real weight for 24-year-old Ukrainian Yuriy Didula, now that Ukraine has reinstated the draft.

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The Booming Business of Helping the Blacklisted

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

British lawyer Maya Lester has been getting calls from Russians that have been sanctioned over the Ukraine crises. She's made a successful career helping Iranian, Syrians and others get off blacklists for two decades.

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The Campaign to Save a 9/11 Revenge Killer

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Ten days after 9/11, Mark Stroman walked into a gas station and shot a Bangladeshi immigrant named Rais Bhuiyan in the face. Bhuiyan started a campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas chronicles Bhuiyan and Stroman's stories in his new book.

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Meet the Man Running for Congress in Two States

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Allan Levene is running in multiple Congressional elections—he's hoping he might get the shot to represent the people of Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, or those of Georgia's 11th Congressional District.

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Today's Highlights | May 5, 2014

Monday, May 05, 2014

Also on Today's Show: After Heartbleed, the tech industry is coming together to fund a group to maintain OpenSSL...The U.S. Highway Trust Fund needs about $302 billion in order to give states the money to fix crumbling roads and bridges.

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What Would it Take for the U.S. Military to Use Force Again?

Monday, May 05, 2014

The U.S. spends more on its military than any other country in the world, yet President Obama seems reluctant to interfere in conflict zones around the world–from Ukraine and Syria to the Central African Republic and Venezuela.

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Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Town Meetings

Monday, May 05, 2014

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public meetings can include an opening prayer, saying that the practice does not constitute a religious preference.

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The 1998 NFL Draft: History's Biggest Sports Flop?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In 1998, the Colts picked Payton Manning and Ryan Leaf went to the Chargers. The draft produced one of the greatest busts in history. What have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent?

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Violence Grips Ukraine's Third Largest City

Monday, May 05, 2014

Odessa was besieged with violence over the weekend as demonstrators clashed in the streets. About 46 people have died in the bloodshed—most as a result of a fire that broke out in a building downtown.

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When the Map No Longer Knows Your Home

Monday, May 05, 2014

This November marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. For the millions of people living in the German Democratic Republic, that day marked the end of their country—literally overnight the GDR disappeared.

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Introducing The Takeaway Book Club

Monday, May 05, 2014

No two book clubs are alike. What makes yours one-of-a-kind? As part of a new reading series, The Takeaway is showcasing unique book clubs from around the country.

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Why One Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 02, 2014

More than five years after the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, only one major banker has gone to prison for crimes contributing to the Great Recession. The lack of prosecutions have deep roots in the Department of Justice.

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Kidnappings Open Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians

Friday, May 02, 2014

With more than 150 girls still missing in Nigeria, and many now believed to be sold as brides, we explore what this tragedy means for the country with Okey Ndibe, a Nigerian author and visiting professor of African studies at Brown University.

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News Quiz | Week of May 2

Friday, May 02, 2014

Are you a newsie? 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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Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty

Friday, May 02, 2014

Doctors take the hippocratic oath to do no harm. Why wasn't this conflict of interest considered more carefully before lethal injection became the go-to method for humanely enforcing the death penalty in the United States?

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