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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Erasing Religious Holidays From School Calendars

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Maryland Muslim community asked its school board to recognize Muslim holidays. Instead, the board voted to strip the school calendar of religious holiday references.

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Massey Energy CEO Indicted in Deadly Mine Disaster

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in West Virginia killed 29 miners. Now the CEO of the company that owned the mine has been indicted.

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Obama to Pledge Billions to Help Poor Nations Fight Climate Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Developing nations have repeatedly called on the industrialized world to financially support their efforts to reduce emissions.

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GruberGate: ACA Architect Says Lack of Transparency Helped Pass Law

Friday, November 14, 2014

There's more bad news for the war-weary Affordable Care Act. A video has surfaced of ACA architect Jonathan Gruber saying that "the stupidity of the American voter" helped pass the law.

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Calling All Mexican-Americans: Your #YaMeCanse Stories

Friday, November 14, 2014

Are you a Mexican-American that's fed up? Have you had enough? Tell us your own personal story and we may contact you for an interview.

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Massachusetts Town Clashes Over First-in-Nation Ban on Tobacco Sales

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A town in central Massachusetts could be the first town in the U.S. to ban all tobacco sales.

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Putin Uses Ukraine, Iran to Antagonize the West

Thursday, November 13, 2014

From Ukraine to Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t afraid of antagonizing the West—even if it does come with some economic pain.

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Immigration: A Bishop's View from the Border

Thursday, November 13, 2014

As Congress debates immigration reform, Mark Seitz, Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas describes the fears and concerns of young immigrant children grappling with broken families.

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We Landed on a Comet. What Now?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

With the Rosetta spacecraft secured on Comet 67P, scientists are hoping to discover where the building blocks of life came from and how we can identify life outside our planet.

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HealthCare.Gov Re-Opens For Business

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HealthCare.gov is open for business again. The open enrollment period for 2015 coverage kicks off on November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.

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Russia 'Fueling War' in Ukraine

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ukraine and the West are on high alert—hundreds of Russian-made vehicles and thousands of Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine in the past few days.

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Obamacare Returns to the Supreme Court

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Affordable Care Act will make its second appearance at the Supreme Court later this term, in a case that some say hinges on a drafting error in the law.

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Inside an Epic 4-Billion Mile Space Chase

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's taken 10 years and 4 billion miles, but the Rosetta spacecraft has finally placed a lander on a comet. The next step? Gain critical information about our solar system.

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Voting Easier Than Netflix? How the Internet Can Kill Voter Apathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seth Flaxman is trying to modernize democracy. He's the co-founder of TurboVote, an online platform that claims to make voting "as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix."

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Fighting Fear to Stop The Spread of Ebola

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone have jumped dramatically and the government has responded by arresting critics. Is fear one of the gravest threats in stopping the spread of Ebola? 

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100,000 U.S. Nurses Go On Strike

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Around 100,000 nurses are expected to strike or protest in a "Day of Action" across the country today. Their demands? Proper Ebola equipment and training.

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Migrant Crisis Escalates Worldwide

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In 2014 alone, as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children will show up at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 130,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from Africa.

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Will the GOP Take on Immigration Reform?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As lawmakers head back to Washington D.C. today, one item looms over the remainder of this session: The prospect of immigration reform. 

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China, U.S. Reach Landmark Climate Deal

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After two days of meetings in China, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set new targets to cut carbon emissions by 2030.

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Internet at the Speed of Government?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

President Obama came out in support of net neutrality this week. An advocate against the policy explains why he believes the internet is not a public utility.

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