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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

From Stay-at-Home Mom to Multi-Million-Dollar CEO

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brandi Tysinger-Temple's husband was facing a layoff, so she started selling homemade customized kids clothes on the internet.

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Confronting the Ghosts of a War Not Past

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

America's fingerprints are everywhere, and the U.S. is again facing questions about its responsibility to a country it invaded in 2003. But does the blame game help? What role, if any, should America take now?

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Ghana Vs. Team USA: A Misguided Prediction

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Robert Asare-Akoto, a Ghanaian soccer fan living in New York City, offered The Takeaway a misguided prediction about the World Cup. He explained that Ghana was going to destroy Team USA—just hours before Clint Dempsey broke his heart.

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An Iraq War Dissident on the Current Crisis

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The situation in Iraq looks painfully familiar: a fragile democracy exploded by longtime ethnic rivalries. In the lead-up to the Iraq War, back in November 2002, journalist James Fallows explained his opposition to a preemptive strike on Iraq.

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SCOTUS Considers Free Speech & the Internet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case Elonis v. United States in its next term, starting October 2014. The case examines the intersection between free speech and criminal behavior on the internet.

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With Fighting on the Horizon, Will Baghdad Fall?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

For Baghdad, fighting is clearly visible on the horizon. Shiite militia groups are engaging Sunni forces in towns and cities on the road to Baghdad with casualties reported on both sides. Will Baghdad fall? And if so, how quickly?

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Red Lipstick: From Suffragettes to Chanel

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Red lipstick is as en vogue as ever this summer. But did you know that behind that color is a rich history steeped in identity, self-expression, and liberation?

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Christiane Amanpour: 'The End of Iraq'

Monday, June 16, 2014

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN, and Kenneth Pollack, a former former CIA intelligence analyst.

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Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Workers

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.

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Iraq: A Nightmare Coming True?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Feisal Istrabadi, director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University and former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations, says that when he looks at Iraq, he sees all of his worst nightmares coming true.

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NYC Immigrant on Team USA World Cup Rivalry

Monday, June 16, 2014

The rivalry between the U.S. and Ghana will be reignited again when these two teams face off tonight at the World Cup. Some fans like Ghanaian immigrant and New Yorker Robert Asare-Akoto, have been left feeling divided.

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U.S. Survivor of Deadly Irish Orphanage Speaks Out

Monday, June 16, 2014

North Carolina resident Peter Ferris Cochran was born at St. Mary’s unwed mothers home in Ireland, a now-haunting place where the bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, were found in septic tank last week.

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Loudon Wainwright III on His New Album

Monday, June 16, 2014

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III discusses his forthcoming album—what he's been calling a “posthumous” collaboration with this father.

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News Quiz | Week of June 13, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? 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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America's Legacy in Iraq Is Unravelling

Friday, June 13, 2014

As an Al Qaeda splinter group rapidly advances and continues to topple city after city in Iraq, many are wondering where the region is heading and what kind of action, if any, the United States needs take.

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Stefan Zweig: An Inspired Life and a Tragic Fall

Friday, June 13, 2014

In George Prochnik's new book, "The Impossible Exile Stefan Zweig and the End of the World," Prochnik tells the story of a man that led an inspired life and ultimately was taken down by a tragic fall.

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Obama Makes Historic Visit to Indian Country

Friday, June 13, 2014

President Obama will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today in what is only the third visit to Indian country by a sitting president in the last 80 years. Like many reservations, Standing Rock faces unemployment and poverty rates that far exceed the rest of the United States.

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Bosnia's First World Cup in Almost 25 Years

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sunday marks the first time Bosnia will compete at the World Cup since it established independence from Yugoslavia in 1992. Kenan Trebincevic, author of "The Bosnia List", reflects on what the tournament means for the country.

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A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

Friday, June 13, 2014

Marvin Ramos is a teenage dad from a family of young fathers. He says that not having a father left him without a good role model when the time came for him to be a parent.

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The Cult Following & Tribalism of CrossFit

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In 2005, there were only 13 CrossFit gyms across the country. Today, there are more than 9,000. But CrossFit is not just a fitness trend, it’s a philosophy too. What's behind this fitness craze?

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