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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Rockefellers Say Goodbye to Oil

Monday, September 22, 2014

The heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are planning to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy.

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What Works in The Fight Against Climate Change?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Getting everyone to buy an efficient washing machine is a strategy that's gotten lots of people involved in the fight against climate change. But it may not make the most impact.

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Climate Change Threatens Marshall Islands

Monday, September 22, 2014

Foreign Minister for the Marshall Islands, Tony De Brum, talks about his hopes and fears for an island nation that finds itself dangerously close to destruction.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Digital Reading, Driverless Cars, and The Secret to Happiness

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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NFL & Domestic Violence: One Woman's Story

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dewan Smith-Williams tells her story of abuse at the hands of her husband, former NFL player Wally Williams.

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Alibaba Claims America's Largest IPO

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alibaba went public today, and the Chinese e-commerce giant reportedly raised $21.8 billion—the biggest initial public offering ever in United States history. 

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Simon Pegg's Search for the Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

In his long career, Simon Pegg has been known for playing a lot of unhappy characters. But in his latest project, he tackles the search for the secret to happiness.

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Lincoln's Gamble on The Battle to End Slavery

Friday, September 19, 2014

On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time about freeing the slaves. It would be six more turbulent months until the 16th president decided to take action.

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Senate Votes to Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yesterday, the Senate approved a measure to keep the U.S. government operating. Within the bill was a key amendment to fund President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL.

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Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is essentially broken—and calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled.

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Time Running Out for Iraq

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, now president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, says time is running out to keep Iraq from coming apart.

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Scots Cast Historic Independence Vote

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With voting in Scotland's independence referendum underway, one Scottish family weighs in with different opinions about their country's future.

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Australians Halt ISIS Terrorism Plot

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Australian officials carried out counter-terrorism raids in Sydney today after it learned that the radical militant group ISIS or ISIL was planning to carry out random, violent attacks.

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Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anheuser-Busch says that it is not happy with the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. Nike has pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores in the Minneapolis area.

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The Digital Reading Shift is Impacting Your Brain

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Our brains process digital reading very differently. Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's New Tech City explains how the shift from paper to digital has caused a gigantic change in how we read.

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Actor Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey' Takes on the Big Screen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dan Stevens is perhaps best known as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey." But Stevens is also a busy film actor, with four movies hitting theaters in the next four months.

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Lobster Kings'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The fourth book in The Takeaway book club is "The Lobster Kings," a novel inspired by "King Lear." The book follows the story of the Kings family, and the curse that hangs over them.

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45 Million Americans Live Below the Poverty Line

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new Census report finds that 45.3 million people are still living below the poverty line. After the recession, it looks like there's been recovery for some, but not for all.

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West Africa Looks to U.S. In Fight Against Ebola

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

President Obama has pledged up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help fight Ebola in West Africa. How will the mission work?

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