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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Why It's So Hard to Discipline a Police Officer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC's Robert Lewis managed to get the story about one complaint against an NYPD last year, and it sheds new light on why disciplining police is so difficult.  

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Meet The Man Who 'Saved' The Motor City

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Motor City has emerged from bankruptcy. The Takeaway speaks to the former emergency manager, a man who many credit for turning the city around.

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America: Kicking an Addiction to Mid East Oil?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On Wednesday, the price of a barrel of oil fell to a five year low. For the first time in years, gas prices across the country are below $3.00 a gallon.

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It's Terrifyingly Easy to Be an Armed Security Guard

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A new investigation into the armed security guard industry finds that applicants face little scrutiny and few training hours before they're on patrol.

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Torture & The Law: Justifying the Unjustifiable

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We already have the legal framework for preventing torture, but it hasn't worked. We explore what new policies should be put in place, and the ways existing policies can be enforced.

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Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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AFI Cranks it Up to 11 with Their List of Best Pictures of the Year

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Instead of offering a top 10 list of best pictures, as they've done every year, the American Film Institute compiled a top 11 list for 2014. Here's why.

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Torture Report: Past Mistakes & Future Prosecutions?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The CIA went out of is way to lie to the White House and Congress about the intelligence derived from torture, and the level of violence inflicted on detainees, among other things.

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How the Supreme Court Became an 'Echo Chamber'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An new investigation finds that a small, elite group of attorneys are increasingly more likely to have their cases heard before the Supreme Court. 

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Building a Case for Life on Mars

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

New evidence shows that early in the history of the planet, Mars likely had rivers, lakes, and oceans of water for tens of millions of years—potentially long enough for life to form.

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ACLU Director: Prosecute or Pardon Bush for CIA Torture

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The ACLU executive director says that President Obama should prosecute or pardon President Bush and members of his administration to establish, with finality, that torture is illegal.

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The CIA Torture Report: A 'Gut Check Moment' for U.S. Democracy

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The report, which includes several disturbing findings, finds that "the interrogations of CIA detainees were brutal and far worse than the CIA represented to policymakers and others."

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U.S. Bogged Down With Too Many Cranberries

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The holiday season is the golden hour for cranberries. But this year there are a few too many berries for Americans to consume.

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The Secret Government Relationship Worth Millions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A New York Times investigation finds that state attorneys general have formed unprecedented alliances with energy firms—relationships worth millions.

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Making Money Off Music in the Digital Age

Monday, December 08, 2014

The provocative musician and songwriter explains how she's tried to remain malleable and employed in the age of digital music sharing. 

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Revelations of an Undercover Teacher in North Korea

Monday, December 08, 2014

Suki Kim went undercover in North Korea, posing as an English teacher at the nation's most elite university. Here's what she found.

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What Went Wrong in the Failed Hostage Rescue

Monday, December 08, 2014

This weekend, the U.S. military attempted to save photojournalist Luke Somers from an Al Qaeda terrorist group. The attempt failed, resulting in the death of Somers and eight others.

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The Beginning of The End for Gitmo?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Pentagon has transferred six Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay. It's the largest group transfer in five years, and the first relocated to South America.

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The Birth of the Free Content Revolution

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Recording Industry Artists Association says that revenues have fallen more than 40 percent since the birth of Napster. We explore how the service changed the music industry.

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How to Rebuild Police-Community Trust

Monday, December 08, 2014

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, leader of President Obama's 21st Century Task Force on Policing, explains how we can rebuild community trust.

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