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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Show Us Your World Cup Swag!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. World Cup team faces off against Germany today in the last group stage World Cup Match. The American team will need at least a draw to advance to the knockout round. Are you watching the World Cup today? Share a photo of your jersey, crazy hat, or face paint using the hashtag #MySoccerSwag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Rebukes U.S. Calls For Change

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has dismissed the idea of forming a new, more inclusive government. Maliki's stance is a direct rebuke to Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been pushing for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by ISIS.

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Policing the Police: Seattle

Thursday, June 26, 2014

After several high-profile incidents where the Seattle Police Department used excessive force, a DOJ report found that the police department used biased practices and excessive force. Now, a new police chief is working to manage the department as it works under a controversial “consent decree."

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Iran Takes New Measures to Fight ISIS

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iran is taking its own measures to fight against ISIS and the threat that it poses for not just Iraq, but for the region. And back in Tehranhundreds of Iranians rallied in the streets earlier this week in support of their Shiite neighbors.

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Siri Breaks Down Why Police Can't Search Cell-Phones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search cell-phones without first obtaining a warrant. Want to know why? We asked Siri.

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Your Guide to Court Decisions on Aereo and Cell-Phones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aereo violates the Copyright Act–the ruling is seen as a major victory for television's biggest broadcasters.

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U.S. Economy Shrinks 2.9 Percent

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today, things are not looking great for the U.S. economy, which shrank 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014—the worst showing in the last five years. There may still be some hope—many reports show that the economy is expected to bounce back during the second quarter.

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Defiant Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 90 Women and Children

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

There are new reports that more than 90 people were abducted by members of Boko Haram in the latest kidnapping by the extremist group. A former Ambassador to Nigeria says that these new kidnappings show that Boko Haram is unfazed by international threats.

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Primaries Test Incumbents Around U.S.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last night was a big night for primaries and runoffs across the country. In many cases, the races presented a clear choice between the establishment candidate and a more polarized challenger. Amanda Terkel, a senior political reporter for the Huffington Post, discusses last night's primary results.

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The Fate of World Cup Biter Luis Suarez

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yesterday, Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez literally left his mark during the World Cup when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. A process has now started that, in all likelihood, will end with Suarez being kicked out of the tournament.

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Policing the Police: Cincinnati

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Cincinnati Police Department's fraught relationship with the community came to a head on April 7, 2001, when a police patrolman shot and killed a 19-year-old African-American. With help from a DOJ mediator, the Cincinnati Police revitalized their relationship with the community. 

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What Happens After 'I Do'?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A wedding videographer filmed 112 picture-perfect ceremonies. But after cake is cut and the flowers are tossed, real life begins. His new documentary explores life after the big day.

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New Measures Mean Harsh Penalties for Homeless

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Norway is considering a new measure that would allow local municipalities to criminalize begging. Honolulu has started seizing the belongings of homeless people, closing public parks at night, and banning makeshift shelters. Are these kinds of measures just stop-gap solutions? 

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About That World Cup Bite: We Predicted It

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has "more teeth than Anne Hathaway," and "will stop at nothing to score goals," said Roger Bennett, host of the podcast "Men in Blazers," when we spoke with him last May. And how right he was. 

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U.S. Lawmakers Take On 2022 World Cup

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Even before the 2014 World Cup ends, controversy is growing about the 2022 tournament in Qatar. Amid growing reports of abusive labor practices and allegations of corruption and bribery in the Persian Gulf country, some lawmakers here are demanding a change.

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Love Across the Sunni-Shiite Divide

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

She is Sunni, he is from a Shiite family, and they are happily married. How the inflammatory divide affects one couple's relationship - and how it has no affect at all.

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Al Jazeera Journalist: Media in Egypt Lies in Ruins

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sue Turton, who was tried in absentia in Egypt and sentenced to 10 years in prison for falsifying news, says journalism here has been "strangled".

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Kerry, Iraq and The Path to Peace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As Iraq spirals deeper and deeper into chaos, tensions remain high between Ukraine and Russia, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea are mounting. Ian Bremmer, head of Eurasia Group, weighs in on the inconsistencies in President Obama’s foreign policy agenda.

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EPA Head: States Hold the Power

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that largely affirms that the EPA has the power to regulate sources responsible for 83 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says now it's up to states to do the rest of the dirty work.

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Policing the Police: Cleveland

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As part of The Takeaway's weeklong look into police departments, we head to Ohio for a look at Department of Justice investigation into Cleveland's police department, and the case that prompted the federal investigation.

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