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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Obama: What Are Russian Separatists Hiding?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Of the 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the Netherlands paid the greatest price, losing 193 of its people. Joining The Takeaway from the Netherlands to weigh in is Pieter Feith, a Dutch diplomat.

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All Eyes on Putin as Investigators Demand Access to Downed Jet

Monday, July 21, 2014

President Obama called on the Russian leader to compel Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine to open the crash site to investigators. Will Putin step in to defuse the crisis?

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NYC Responds to Fatal Staten Island Arrest

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tragedy struck Staten Island last Thursday when Eric Garner died after being put into a chokehold by an NYPD officer. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's ordered NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to launch a "full and thorough investigation" into the death of the Staten Island man. 

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40,000 Palestinians Now Displaced in Gaza

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are seeking shelter since the Israeli ground invasion began on Thursday. But a larger number of Gazans are effectively trapped, unable to seek refuge across international borders.

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Student Pallbearers Serve the Underprivileged

Monday, July 21, 2014

More than 400 students at the all-male St. Ignatius High School volunteer in the Saint Joseph of Arimathea Ministry, a student organization that leads funerals for deceased people who were homeless, financially insecure or without family to give them a dignified burial.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Music and Memories, Literary Classics, and a Breakthrough in Science

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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News Quiz | Week of July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18, 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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Pentagon Transfers 6 Guantánamo Prisoners

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Pentagon has secretly notified Congress that the military intends to transfer six low-level Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as early as next month. It would be the first transfer of Guantánamo detainees since the prisoner swap released U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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Inside The Ground War in Gaza

Friday, July 18, 2014

What's Israel's endgame in its ground invasion of Gaza? And why can't Egypt broker a cease fire as it has in the past?

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A Decade Later, A Radio Show Still Searches for Afghanistan's Missing

Friday, July 18, 2014

For three decades, Afghanistan has been a nation beset by war, and today, one million Afghans are missing. But twice a week there is hope, when Radio Free Europe broadcasts its decade-old program "In Search of the Missing."

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Who's Responsible?

Friday, July 18, 2014

The plane with nearly 300 people on board was shot down over eastern Ukraine — but who fired the missile? And was it a mistake, as everyone has assumed?

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Court Ruling Shakes Up Fate of Death Penalty

Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Malaysian Jet Crashes at Russia-Ukraine Border

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was carrying nearly 300 people. Both Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists the country is fighting have denied shooting it down.

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Conflict Brews in D.C. Over Child Migrants

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The tense debate over immigration is evolving into an intraparty fight for both liberals and conservatives. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, walks us through the conflict that's brewing in D.C.

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The True Origins of the Border Crisis

Thursday, July 17, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol has detained more than 52,000 migrant children since last October, about 18,000 more than the same period in 2013. As Washington debates the future of the border, reporters at the Arizona Republic decided to go to the source—to the countries these children are leaving behind.

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The Deep Divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gaza has been plagued by conflict for decades. And for people living in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely packed places on Earth, occupation and confrontation are just troubles inherent in daily life.

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On the Frontlines of Wildfires

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It’s the height of wildfire season across the west, with two separate fires burning in Oregon and another reported this weekend in northern California. Retired smoke jumper Jeff Davis explains how the fire management techniques of his generation led to the disastrous conditions of today.

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The Militarism That Led to World War I

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the decades before World War I, the mass production of weaponry capable of damage and death on an unprecedented scale was developed. As a result, European militaries grew in size and influence, and took on an expanded role in civilian governments.

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U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions Against Russia

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On Wednesday, the U.S. responded to President Putin's failure to diffuse the violence in Ukraine. President Obama implemented what may be the most crippling round of sanctions against Russia to date, targeting a series of large banks, and energy and defense firms.

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A Tale of a Public Health Crisis — Insomnia

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From Karen Russell, Pulitzer finalist and author of the bestseller Swamplandia!, the novel Sleep Donation imagines an epidemic of sleeplessness in the near future.

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