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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

NASA Plans Life on Mars by 2030

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ellen Stofan is NASA's Chief Scientist. She says that nowadays, her focus is on figuring out how to get astronauts to Mars—and not just for a quick touchdown, either. Stofan says she's optimistic, despite the challenges, that space travelers can take their first steps on Mars by 2030.

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Tensions Run High in Israel and Palestine

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Israeli authorities discovered the bodies of three teenagers earlier this week, after an 18 day search. As the country mourned, Israeli police discovered the body of a Palestinian teenager in a forest outside Jerusalem. Palestinian leaders have accused the Jewish settlers of retaliation, abduction and murder.

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The Life & Legacy of Roger Ebert

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A new documentary called "Life Itself" shows renowned film critic and screenwriter Roger Ebert in the last four months of his life. Today Roger's wife Chaz Ebert and director Steve James weigh in on Roger's the life and legacy of Robert, and the new film.

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The Science Behind Fireworks

Thursday, July 03, 2014

For chemists, this time of year is a moment to celebrate not just the summer season, but all the different ways to release chemical energy fast and furiously.

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The Final Push to Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.

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U.S. Foreign-Born Population at All-Time High

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Every year on the Fourth of July, at some point between the cookouts and the fireworks, thousands of foreign-born residents across the United States become citizens through annual naturalization ceremonies. With the Fourth just around the corner, we take a closer look at immigration patterns over the past five years.

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Has American Soccer Finally Won?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Belgium defeated the U.S. Tuesday evening in a heartbreaker, knocking the team out of World Cup competition. But despite the loss, the U.S. may have won something bigger - Americans may finally have fallen in love with soccer.

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Thousands Protest in Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Promises of autonomy have remained largely unfulfilled, which has triggered annual protests in Hong Kong every year on July 1. This week, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy in one of the largest marches in Hong Kong’s history. 

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Syria's Refugee Crisis: One of Six Million Stories

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

 The United Nations Human Rights Council estimates that more than 6 million Syrians have been displaced as a result of the war. We bring you just one story of all those countless tales of devastation, heartache, and loss. Here, a Syrian refugee describes the homeland he's left. 

 

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Meet the Man Big Banks Fear the Most

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York, might just be the man that big banks fear the most. He helped bring a criminal case against France's biggest bank, levying the largest and most substantial fine against a bank in history.

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Under Her Skin: Lisa Echols

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lisa Echols is 46-years-old. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2013 after doctors spotted an abnormality in her annual mammogram. She says she is a wife, mother and friend first—and a woman fighting cancer second.

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How Millennials Are Remaking the Arab World

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Juan Cole, author of "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East," says the world needs to give the revolutionaries more time, and that the young protesters who led the Arab Spring will eventually remake their home countries. 

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Under Her Skin: Crystal Miller

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Crystal Miller is 28-years-old. She found a lump in her breast in November 2013, and was diagnosed with breast cancer a month later. As a nurse and cancer researcher at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Crystal struggles to ignore the disease statistics she knows so well.

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U.S. Communities Fight Fracking

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

On Monday, New York's highest court delivered a huge upset to the oil and gas industry when it ruled that towns can use zoning ordinances to introduce bans on fracking. It's expected that the ruling will have an impact on towns around the country.

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Under Her Skin: Anita Coleman

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Anita Coleman is 54-years-old. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, and suffered a relapse on February 21, 2014 after a regular mammogram came back suspicious. She recounts her first diagnosis, and how her family has helped her find the strength to fight the disease once again.

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Get Ready to Take on Belgium at The World Cup

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It is time America. They already own our beer, and now Belgium stands in our way on the road to World Cup victory. Other than Jean-Claude Van Damme what should we know—and more importantly what is there to know—about the land of Walloons?

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The Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The basis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling comes from the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was adopted after a 1990 Supreme Court decision denied unemployment benefits to two Native American men who used peyote in a religious ritual.

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NSA Director: Snowden Leaks 'Manageable'

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It has been more than a year since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked around 200,000 thousand secret government documents, blowing the lid off of the American government's spying methods and their vast phone-data surveillance program.

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Another 8 Million Cars Recalled. Was the GM Bailout Worth It?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

On Tuesday, General Motors announced a recall of more than 8 million additional vehicle, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year to 28 million. Uncertainty is once again swirling around GM's future, leading many to ask the questions: Why did America bailout GM? And was it worth it?

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Report: G.I. Bill is Failing Veterans

Monday, June 30, 2014

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing, but can leave veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.

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