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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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For Kansas City Fans, A Royal Heartbreak

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Kansas City Royals have waited almost 30 years for another World Series win. And they'll have to wait a little longer. 

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Hey Baby: Turning the Table on Catcallers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A viral video has highlighted the pervasive problem of street harassment. The activist behind the video explains how her organization is combatting the problem on a global scale.

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Ukrainian Voters Send Pro-European Message

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Now that more than half the votes have been counted in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, it appears that voters have sent a clear message about the country's future.  

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South Unbound: Tennessee as An Abortion Battleground

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The issue most Tennesseans are talking about this election season isn't who to vote for for U.S. Senate or governor—it's the ballot initiative about abortion.

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High School Sports & The Pressure to Please

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The dream of a successful career in high school athletics is often the mixed dreams of an innocent child eager to please a parent who never made it to the pros. 

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Antares Rocket Explosion: What Went Wrong?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In Virginia yesterday, a rocket carrying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment exploded shortly after liftoff. 

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Kobani and The Campaign Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ISIS has released a video claiming that it will soon overtake the Kurdish town of Kobani, a pivotal point for the American campaign.

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What it Takes to Be a Marine Corps Sniper

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Of all the roles a member of the armed forces can play on the battlefield, perhaps none is as terrifying as that of a sniper. Two Marine Corps snipers reflect on their jobs. 

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Ohio May Close Cincinnati's Last Abortion Clinic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center is shut down, Cincinnati will be the nation's largest metropolitan area without an abortion provider.

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Isaiah Lamb Was a High School Basketball Star, Homecoming King, and Homeless

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Over 100,000 student athletes at the youth, high school, and college levels are homeless. Sports Illustrated spent six months investigating their stories.

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Report: U.S. Government Secretly Monitoring Mail

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last year, the USPS approved tens of thousands of requests from law enforcement agencies to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal & national security investigations.

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Ebola: The Past, The Present & The Politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As Governor Chris Christie digs in his heels, some experts are arguing that we should look at past pandemics for lessons on ending the Ebola outbreak.

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South Unbound: A Chattanooga Check-In

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich is on the road talking to voters with just one week to go until the 2014 midterm elections. Here, he discusses his trip to Chattanooga.

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The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A University of Pennsylvania psychologist argues that we should consider people with ADHD to be highly imaginative people rather than people with a learning disability. 

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Under Pressure: States Back Off Strict New Ebola Quarantine Rules

Monday, October 27, 2014

While the headlines buzz with news of Ebola on domestic soil, the ravages of the disease remain far greater in West Africa.

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In Wake of Scandal, Ray Rice's High School Teaches Students to Grow

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Rochelle High School, the alma mater of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, is teaching students about domestic and dating violence in the wake of Rice's abuses.

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The Standoff That Forced the Feds to Change

Monday, October 27, 2014

This week Retro Report looks at Ruby Ridge and how it changed the way law enforcement agencies respond to standoffs.

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What’s in Store for a Generation of Unemployed Youth?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Young Americans haven't fared well in the wake of the financial crisis, with unemployment rates double the national average, but overseas the figures are much more daunting.

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How the Young Can Navigate a Daunting Job Market

Monday, October 27, 2014

Six years after the Great Recession, the youth unemployment rate is still stubbornly high. A CEO has advice for young people looking for their first job.

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