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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Al Qaeda Group Holds American Journalist Hostage

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released a video of a man pleading for his life. The man in the video identifies himself as journalist Luke Somers.

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Why the GOP Doesn't Want Another Shutdown

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The federal government’s funding expires on December 11th. House Speaker John Boehner wants to avoid a shutdown, but some hardliners are eager for a budget fight.

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Turkey: The Heart of Syria’s War & Refugee Crisis

Thursday, December 04, 2014

This week the United Nations World Food Program announced that it had been forced to suspend food vouchers to some 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a lack of funding from donors. 

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A Fight to End Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Pregnancy discrimination is not a new issue within the office, but attorney Gillian Thomas says it is becoming more commonplace as more women enter and remain in the workforce.

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Good News, Lovers. The Divorce Rate Is Declining.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Most Americans have heard that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. But recent data suggest marriages are lasting longer, in part because of economic change.

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Solving the Elusive Problem of Income Inequality

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Nobel winner Robert Shiller suggests that the U.S. adopt an income inequality index, which would raise taxes on the rich anytime the gap between rich and poor becomes too vast.

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How Much Did You Pay For Your Christmas Tree?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas tree farmers. How much do you spend on a Christmas tree? Fill out our survey here.

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Anger in Mexico Grows Against President Peña Nieto

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Protests continue in Mexico over the disappearance of 43 students in September, and this time the anger is targeting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

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Nuclear Accident at Europe's Largest Plant

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The power plant is five hours east of Donetsk, an area where Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists are still fighting, despite a truce agreed to in September.

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Hollywood Zooms In on Income Inequality

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Whether it's "The Hunger Games" or the new indie film "Snowpiercer,” divisions between a powerful ruling class and society's poorest continue to dominate Hollywood dialogue.

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Global Leaders Confront Climate Change

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

As world leaders gather in Peru to discuss a global strategy for fighting climate change, President Obama pushes his own environmental policy ahead in the U.S.

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The NFL: A New Forum for Social Issues?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

During a game against the Oakland Raiders, five St. Louis Rams players raised their arms in the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture made famous by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Family Members of Islamic State Leader Detained

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

It is believed that the wife and child of one of the most dangerous men in the world—Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi—have been detained at the Lebanese border.

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Why the White House Isn't Fighting Police Militarization

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A closer look at the White House's apparent reluctance to revise a policy that puts military weapons into the hands of community police departments.

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Mentally Ill Inmate Set to be Put to Death in Texas

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On Wednesday at 6 P.M. central, a mentally ill Texas inmate is set to be put to death in a case that tests the legal justification for applying the death penalty to the mentally ill.

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OPEC Swings The Oil Pendulum

Monday, December 01, 2014

Is OPEC trying to stimulate the global economy, or are they looking to squeeze the Russians and Iranians, and maybe force some breakthrough in Ukraine and Syria?

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All Charges Dropped Against Hosni Mubarak

Monday, December 01, 2014

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he is also considering the release of one of three Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt for more than 300 days. 

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New 'Star Wars' Film Brings Big Screen Mystery

Monday, December 01, 2014

The new trailer for the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has hit the web. If you managed to see it, you know that the Star Wars future world of the 1970s is back.

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How to Close the College Graduation Gap

Monday, December 01, 2014

While most universities tout their diversity along with their campus facilities, the truth is that race and class gaps remain a factor in who gets to graduate. 

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The Truth About Electromagnetic Fields

Monday, December 01, 2014

Some studies in the late 80s showed a possible connection between cancer and living near power lines. Though subsequent researched showed no effect, it's tough to get people "unscared."

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