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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Measuring Boko Haram's Destruction

Friday, January 16, 2015

In northern Nigeria, a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants have ravaged a cluster of villages along the shores of Lake Chad.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, January 16, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Your 2015 Travel Guide to Cuba

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today the White House will officially ease travel restrictions to Cuba. If the island nation is making your travel list this year, we're here to help show you the other side of paradise.

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Oscar Noms Highlight Hollywood's Race Problem

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It looks like The Academy snubbed people of color this year. We talked to producer Will Packer, Actress Taraji Henson, and Actor Michael Ealy about the issues of race in Hollywood. 

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Mitt in 2016? The GOP Is Torn

Thursday, January 15, 2015

With other establishment candidates gearing up for a possible race in 2016, some in the GOP seem less than thrilled about yet another comeback for Mitt. 

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Historic First: Adventurers Free Climb 3,000-Foot Rock Face

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Relying only on their hands and feet to make their way up, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson summated El Capitan's Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park after a 19-day climb.

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The Beginning of the End of Bitcoin?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The digital currency Bitcoin has fallen by 25 percent over the last two days. One financial expert says this might be the beginning of the end of Bitcoin.

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IRS Report: Taxpayer Misery Reaches New Low

Thursday, January 15, 2015

For many, IRS is not just an acronym, but a synonym for the Grim Reaper. And in a new report, the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate says client misery has reached a new low point.

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The Fight Over Tony Blair's Letters to George Bush

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Anne McElvoy, The Economist's public policy editor, explains why the U.S. has been pushing for the release of letters between President George Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair. 

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2015 Oscars: The Nods, Surprises & Snubs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Academy announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars today. Kirsten Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, walks us through the nods, the surprises, and the snubs.

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President Carter Calls Modern Warfare the Enemy of Fighting Disease

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

During the Sudanese Civil War, Jimmy Carter helped negotiate a ceasefire in order to eradicate Guinea worm. He spoke to John Hockenberry about where disease-fighting efforts stand today.

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Newsstands See Rush For Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Charlie Hebdo usually prints just 45,000 copies. But after the terrorist attack on the magazine, five million copies of this week's issue have headed to newsstands throughout the world.

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Al Qaeda Officially Lays Claim to Paris Carnage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, an official of the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has claimed responsibility for the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

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White House Pushes for New Emissions Rules

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

President Obama will make a new move to tackle climate change. The White House will announce plans this week to impose new regulations on the oil and gas industry’s emissions of methane.

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The Moon Is a Galactic Garbage Can

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In total, the moon hosts more than 400,000 pounds of man-made material. But is this trash a problem, or just the cost of doing space travel?

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky: The Man to Take on Putin?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been praised as a activist for democracy and a force for good who suffered at the hands of Putin. But it's not clear if he can save Russians from reality.

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GOP Votes to Block Funding for Executive Action on Immigration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Republican leadership insists that the vote has nothing to do with immigration and that it's all about holding the president accountable for executive overreach.

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What the Car of the Future Will Look Like

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Imaging the car of the future is a real gig and Sheryl Connelly has it—she's the head of global consumer trends and futuring manager for Ford.

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Free Speech & The Prophet Muhammed: Fighting Radical Islam

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

While the great majority of Muslims do not subscribe to the radical ideas of ISIS, after attacks like those in Paris, the message of mainstream Islam is often obscured.

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The CentCom Hack & The Age of Cybervandalism

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

U.S. Central Command, also known as CentCom, is responsible for U.S. military affairs in the Middle East. Yesterday their social media accounts were attacked by a group claiming be ISIS.

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