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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

How Israel Fuels a Black Market for Organs

Monday, August 18, 2014

A mixture of religious law and cultural practices have led many Israelis to reject organ donation, creating a desperate market of patients who will do anything for a transplantable organ.

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Inside Iran's Legal Human Organ Trade

Monday, August 18, 2014

Iran is the only country worldwide where the practice of selling one's kidney for profit is legal and regulated. It is also one of the only places that has no waiting list for organs.

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Will Scotland Vote for Independence?

Monday, August 18, 2014

A month from today, just over 4 million people in Scotland will get to vote in a historic referendum on whether their country should become independent for the first time in more than 300 years. 

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Undocumented Children Strain Miami Schools

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miami has long welcomed droves of immigrants from Latin America. But the latest wave of unaccompanied immigrant children is straining the resources of this gateway region in Florida.

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'The Black Album' Puts The Beatles Back Together for New Generation

Monday, August 18, 2014

"The Black Album" reimagines The Beatles, providing a compilation of songs from the solo careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Star.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Missouri as a Mirror, Support for Victims, and The Beatles Reimagined

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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GOP's Fake News Sites Dupe Voters

Friday, August 15, 2014

Political strategist believe that voters have grown tired of the conventional political attack ad. With that in mind, the GOP has decided to try a different tactic: A series of fake news sites stacked with articles that have a very pointed message.

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Is Ferguson a Mirror for Modern America?

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's the end of a long week for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, after a week of tear gas, rubber bullets, and protests dominated their streets. While the rest of America looks on, it's hard to ignore the fact that we've been here before.

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New Peacekeeper Cools Tension in Ferguson

Friday, August 15, 2014

Missouri's governor named Captain Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol as the new leader of security operations in Ferguson. Capt. Johnson spent much of last night with protesters, listening to their stories and marching alongside them through the streets. 

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Take a Real Vacation

Friday, August 15, 2014

Science says your brain needs it.

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Under Her Skin: Life With Cancer Continues

Friday, August 15, 2014

For the three women featured in "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer," there has been no pause, and no intermission between Act I and Act II. Life with cancer continues.

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Baltimore Enforces Tough Curfew for City's Teens

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In Baltimore, a new curfew law requires some teens to be off the street after 9:00 pm. City officials say the law serves to help at-risk youth by helping them stay off the streets before they fall into a life of crime. But critics of the law say it’s discriminatory and promotes racial profiling.

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'Municipal Shock & Awe' in Ferguson

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"It's hard to understand what threat justified this," said New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb. He was at the protests last night and said that police fired rubber bullets and fired flash grenades during the protests.

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The Story Behind the World's Largest T-Rex

Thursday, August 14, 2014

About 24 years ago, the research team at the Black Hills Institute of Hill City, South Dakota made one of the greatest paleontological finds in history when it discovered the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. But with many great finds among the vast acreage of the West, one man's claim is often subject to seizure.

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Is the U.S. Bailing on Baghdad?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Is the city of Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq the new Baghdad? When examining U.S. foreign policy, it now seems to involve a greater emphasis on making Kurdistan safe from ISIS, even as Baghdad's political stability and its ability to defend itself seems to be eroding.

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Is Putin's 'Humanitarian' Mission a Trojan Horse?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

About 260 Russian vehicles said to be carrying aid to eastern Ukraine remained parked at a military base in the southeastern Russia. Ukrainian officials are claiming that the trucks are full of military assistance for pro-Russian separatist fighters. Whether it’s Red Cross supplies or a 21st century Trojan horse, tensions are running high.

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Ole Miss May Drop its Nickname

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The issue of symbolism is one Ole Miss, or the University of Mississippi, is struggling with now. University of Mississippi officials are reviewing the school’s nickname as part of a bigger inquiry into the school’s historic associations with symbols of the Confederacy.

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Hollywood Film Icon Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A sultry actress and a true Hollywood film star, Lauren Bacaldied yesterday at the age of 89. Lauren Bacall was always the dreamer with a sexy voice, a fierce sense of determination, and an unforgettable style. 

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Iraq: The Case for a King

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Former Iraqi Minister of Trade, Defense, and Finance, Ali Allawi, reminds us that before Saddam Hussein, Iraq had a monarchy. He says that a monarchy may be a long-shot, but it's hardly a remote idea. 

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The Fine Line Between Humor and Mental Illness

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams has become today's symbol of tortured comedic genius - and now a new generation of comedians are plucking the depths of despair for material. 

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