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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

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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SCOTUS Issues Major Rulings on Religion, Unions

Monday, June 30, 2014

Today was the last day of the Supreme Court's term, and the justices handed down two major decisions. The Court issued a partial blow to unions, and recognized for the first time the religious rights of business entities. 

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ISIS Makes Its Move

Monday, June 30, 2014

In an announcement on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, the extremist Sunni militant group has declared itself a sovereign state in Iraq and Syria. Is this a turning point in the crisis, or just a stunt?

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How Modernity Began 100 Years Ago

Monday, June 30, 2014

The year 1914 is most often associated with the start of World War I, but it was also a year of incredible social and artistic change. Animation was invented, blues music went mainstream, Charlie Chaplin defined the golden age of silent films - and culture was changed forever. 

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Honduran Children Flee Violence, Poverty for U.S.

Monday, June 30, 2014

More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.

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Afghan Man Threatened After Saving Navy SEAL

Monday, June 30, 2014

An Afghan villager who risked his life to rescue Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, a man immortalized in the film "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, is now being hunted by the Taliban and is desperate for help.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Excessive Force, Racial Profiling, and An Infamous Crime Boss

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Assassination That Changed The World

Friday, June 27, 2014

Although a century has passed since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fatally shot and WWI was triggered, we’re still grappling with the consequences today. How one death irrevocably changed the nature of conflict, peace, and international relations.  

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News Quiz | Week of June 27, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

 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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Trying a Mobster

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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How a Turkish Leader is Starting an Opposition Movement in PA

Friday, June 27, 2014

huge political constituency in Turkey aims to challenge the Turkish Prime Minister, using Islamist style governance.  Their champion? An exiled Turkish leader, living in Rural Pennsylvania, who is responsible for a growing network of schools and political institutions. 

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Want to Reduce Crime? Try Paying People

Friday, June 27, 2014

With a bit of data-mining, and a bit of mentoring, a California city's anti-crime program pays people a monthly stipend to avoid dangerous behavior and stick to positive goals.The craziest part? It's working.

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The Tragic Story of Hacktivist Aaron Swartz

Thursday, June 26, 2014

He was a co-founder of Reddit, writer, political organizer, hacktivist, fellow at Harvard University, self-made millionaire by 19, and dead by 26. Aaron Swartz’s story, which is the subject of a new film, is an example of the deadly consequences of the ongoing battle between hackers and the government.

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Arne Duncan: The Future of Learning Is Waitlist-Free

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Secretary of Education believes early education is a right that should be available to all. But can the nation afford it?

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Show Us Your World Cup Swag!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. World Cup team faces off against Germany today in the last group stage World Cup Match. The American team will need at least a draw to advance to the knockout round. Are you watching the World Cup today? Share a photo of your jersey, crazy hat, or face paint using the hashtag #MySoccerSwag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Rebukes U.S. Calls For Change

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has dismissed the idea of forming a new, more inclusive government. Maliki's stance is a direct rebuke to Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been pushing for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by ISIS.

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Policing the Police: Seattle

Thursday, June 26, 2014

After several high-profile incidents where the Seattle Police Department used excessive force, a DOJ report found that the police department used biased practices and excessive force. Now, a new police chief is working to manage the department as it works under a controversial “consent decree."

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Iran Takes New Measures to Fight ISIS

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iran is taking its own measures to fight against ISIS and the threat that it poses for not just Iraq, but for the region. And back in Tehranhundreds of Iranians rallied in the streets earlier this week in support of their Shiite neighbors.

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Siri Breaks Down Why Police Can't Search Cell-Phones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search cell-phones without first obtaining a warrant. Want to know why? We asked Siri.

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Your Guide to Court Decisions on Aereo and Cell-Phones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aereo violates the Copyright Act–the ruling is seen as a major victory for television's biggest broadcasters.

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