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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The 30 Million-Word Gap Between Rich and Poor Children

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A marked disparity in the vocabularies of children of low-income and high-income parents has been shown to have lasting effects throughout their lives.

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Alaska Feels the Pinch From Falling Oil Prices

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Last week, the downward plunge in oil prices prompted Alaska Governor Bill Walker to stop six high-profile spending projects because of a $3.5 billion dollar budget deficit.

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Is it Time to Revise Congressional Math?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The 114th Congress is in session for the first time today, and one of their first orders of business is to revise the way tax laws are evaluated.

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The Economic Divide Between Red and Blue States

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Though they are less often discussed, the economic divisions between red and blue states are just as important as the ideological ones.

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This Land is Your Land

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The D.C. power shift is putting pressure on the amount of public land controlled by government. Leading the charge is the new House Natural Resources Committee chair, Rep. Rob Bishop.

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New Year, More Pay

Monday, January 05, 2015

On New Year's Day, 20 states and Washington, D.C. increased the minimum wage, and Alaska will follow suit in February. What does this mean for workers?

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Online Activists Inspire Hope In Russia

Monday, January 05, 2015

In an environment where the Russian middle class faces some pain from falling oil prices and western sanctions, can opposition to Putin's rule gain momentum?

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Remembering ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott

Monday, January 05, 2015

Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, says his admiration of ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott was both personal and professional. Scott died of cancer on Sunday at age 49.

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Revenge Hacks: Sony Debacle Puts Companies on Offensive

Monday, January 05, 2015

Amidst the fallout from the Sony breach, private companies are taking cybersecurity into their own hands. Some are enlisting firms to learn offensive hacking techniques of their own.

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The Top Threats Facing the World in 2015

Monday, January 05, 2015

This year, watch out for Putin's aggressive foreign policy, a lack of cohesion in the European Union, and China's economic slowdown.

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How Airlines Cash In on Our Discomfort

Monday, January 05, 2015

Flying is more uncomfortable than ever, and the airlines made it that way. If you want relief, you have to pay. 

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The Takeaway's Complete Guide to 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

Welcome to 2015!

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2014: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, And The Hidden Gems

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The calendar might have changed at midnight, but we're not done with 2014. Today we're delivering you a special New Year's episode dedicated to some of the high & low points of 2014.

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The Best Books of 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

In honor of one of our favorite pastimes, we're devoting a special hour to books and authors who made our year, including interviews with Helen Thorpe and Hampton Sides

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Today's Takeaways: A Celebrity Christmas Special

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Takeaway! Today, we're bringing you a Christmas Day Special—an hour packed with interviews featuring some of our favorite celebrities.

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Christmas Movie Trivia Quiz

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Each year a new Christmas movie hits the box office. But how much do you really know about the most popular holiday flicks? Take our Christmas Movie Trivia Quiz and test yourself here.

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Please Give Blood, But Be Celibate: Revised FDA Rules Called Into Question

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would finally revise a decades-old rule banning gay men from donating blood—but the updated rule has a caveat.

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In Sierra Leone, Christmas Cancelled by Ebola

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Ebola epidemic continues in West Africa, where officials in Sierra Leone have canceled all public holidays over Christmas and New Year's.

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Jolly Without Holly: How Non-Christian Families Navigate The Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How do non-Christian parents who prefer to keep Christmas-free homes stick to their guns in a nation that's so in love with Christmas? Families of different faiths weigh in here.

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U.S. Economy Boasts Best Growth in 11 Years

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that the American economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years during the third quarter.

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