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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Power of Video, From Ray Rice to ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

From Ray Rice to ISIS, the world pays attention to video. But what is it about video that makes us watch, or choose not to watch?

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The Takeaway Weekender: Single Americans, Robot Cockroaches, and a Scottish Movie Star

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Half of All North American Birds Threatened by Climate Change

Friday, September 12, 2014

The National Audubon Society says many species will be forced to find new habitat over the next 65 years. Some will survive, but many others will not.

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News Quiz | Week of September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

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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One Success Story in Saving the Planet

Friday, September 12, 2014

We've actually managed to reverse some of the damage we did to the ozone layer. Could the international cooperation that solved that problem be repeated with other environmental issues?

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James McAvoy on Filming Every Scene Two Ways

Friday, September 12, 2014

Calling "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" a film isn't exactly correct — it's more of an event. Actor James McAvoy tells us how he worked to create two points of view for every scene.

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History-Making Verdict in Oscar Pistorius Case

Friday, September 12, 2014

A black judge presiding over the trial of a rich, white defendant is no small thing in South Africa. And the Paralympic athlete's murder trial has brought up long-simmering issues.

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Legal Questions Cloud Obama's ISIS Strategy

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Obama Administration says the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, legally justifies for strikes in Syria and Iraq. But last year, the president called for its repeal. 

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The Human Toll of Militarizing the Border

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Since 2010, there have been more than two dozen reported violent clashes with U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents, and 40 fatalities since 2005. To date, no one has been reprimanded.

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ISIS, Obama & Congress: Are the American People in For a Fight?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama called on Congress to authorize the resources needed to fight ISIS. Will lawmakers come out in support of the White House, or are the American people in for a fight?

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Inside the Lost Chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Miranda Grope, Elvira Erstwhile, Clarence Crump, and Bertie Upside — just some of the characters left behind in Roald Dahl's early drafts.

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Worst Is Yet to Come in Ebola Crisis

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nearly half of all Ebola infections have occurred in the last 21 days, and the World Health Organization says the worst is yet to come. 

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The U.S. Turns the Page on New Chapter of War

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Americans are assessing President Obama's plans for a sustained military effort against ISIS, which calls for an open-ended air war in the Middle East.

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For the First Time, America is a Nation of Singles

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults of a certain age. But now over 50 percent of American adults are single.

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Old Timepieces Keep Ticking in the Age of the Apple Watch

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Watchmaking may be a dying art form, but a master and his apprentice are aiming to keep it alive.

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Inside The Wearable Tech Revolution

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The wearable revolution is just beginning. Yesterday, Apple unveiled its smartwatch—a product that analysts say could gross $10 billion in four years.

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Is the Military Ready for Another Mid-East Conflict?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More than 2.5 million American service members have been deployed to war since 2001. As the president prepares his strategy to fight ISIS, is the military ready?

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Two Americans Could Make Literary History

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Two Americans have the chance to make literary history: This week, Karen Joy Fowler and Joshua Ferris became the first Americans to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist. 

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Police Seize Billions in Cash Without Warrants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of drivers have had cash taken by police even though they weren't charged with a crime. According to a new report, police across the country have taken $2.5 billion since 2001.

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Silicon Valley's Tech Elite Embrace the GOP

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Silicon Valley is generally considered a lock for Democrats. But that might be changing now that Republicans appear to be getting a foothold with the tech industry's elite.

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