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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

When Gay Discrimination Was Government Policy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."

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Your Long Distance Love Stories

Thursday, May 22, 2014

More than 3.5 million Americans are living in "commuter marriages." Hundreds of you got in touch to tell us how you're hanging in there.

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Russia, China and Europe's Energy Equation

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the months since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has found herself between a rock and a hard place. And now the Russia-China gas deal could affect Europe's energy equation.

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Is This the Next GOP Presidential Candidate?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.

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Should College Material Come with a Trigger Warning?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The growing practice of requesting “trigger warnings” on college course material that might be disturbing to students has caused a great deal of controversy. Why are trigger warnings such a hot-button topic and how should we address them?

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Iranian Youths Arrested for Getting 'Happy'

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Iranian authorities are pushing back against a global dance phenomenon. Homemade videos set to the Pharrell Williams song have been recorded in more than 140 countries.

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High Tech, Low Cost Artificial Limbs Could Be on the Way

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The high cost of prosthetics is prohibitive for many people who need them. But a team of graduate students found a way to build them on the cheap. 

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Bypassing West, Russia & China Strike Energy Deal

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The $400 billion deal comes as Russia is looking for an alternate energy market, with the threat of more sanctions from Europe looming.

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Some States Say No to Teaching Climate Change

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Schools are increasingly teaching students about the causes and effects of climate change under new federal guidelines. But Republican states are fighting back.

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Oklahoma Pushes Back Against the EPA

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Last June, President Obama instructed the EPA to issue new regulations on power plant emissions. But Oklahoma is saying not so fast. Attorney General Scott Pruitt is questioning the EPA's legal authority to impose limits state by state.

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Terrorism Takes Toll on Nigerian Economy

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Despite all of Nigeria's problems, it is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the number one economy in Africa. The rise of its energy business, the media and tech sector, and a popular film industry, has also meant the rise of corruption and the violence of Boko Haram.

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Tips For Making Love Work Long Distance

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A growing number of married couples are living apart in a union known as a commuter marriage. Why are so many married Americans staying far away from each other? And how do they keep their relationship alive from opposite sides of the country or even the world?

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America's Scariest Militia

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the past three years, the number of homegrown militia groups in the U.S. has more than tripled to over 300. Many are benign, but others are putting their arsenals to use.

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Today's Highlights | May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: The DOJ has issued indictments against several members of the Chinese military—the accusations are of economic espionage...Voters in six states head to the polls today for primary elections that will set the stage for this fall's general election.

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Meet the Senator Who Wants to Reform Mass Surveillance

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ron Wyden on why he wants legislation to end bulk collection of data. The House is set to vote on such a bill this week.

 

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Military Evacuates Americans from Libya

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The country is seeing some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

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Adventures in the World of Bob

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In "The Dylanologists," Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Kinney looks at Bob Dylan’s cult following, and how the musician has shaped the identities of countless Americans.

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Major Bank Pleads to Criminal Charges for First Time in 20 Years

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in penalties, Credit Suisse admitted to helping wealthy Americans evade their taxes by hiding their money in offshore accounts.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Expensive Election in America

Monday, May 19, 2014

Senate candidates in Kentucky have brought in millions of dollars in fundraising ahead of tomorrow's primary—amounting to one of the most expensive races in the country.

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Making the First Asian-American Sitcom in 20 Years

Monday, May 19, 2014

ABC has released a new fall line up, including two shows about American immigrant families. We talk to the young star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” Hudson Yang, about being one of the first Asian-American kids to head a major network TV show.

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