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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Monday, November 24, 2014

After less than two years on the job Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has stepped down amidst growing pressure from the Obama Administration.

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The Sixteen-Sided Woman

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shirley Mason, a psychiatric patient whose story was fictionalized in the 1976 movie "Sybil," prompted a spate of multiple personality diagnoses—some fed by hysterics more than truth. 

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Thanksgiving: What It Means for Native Americans

Monday, November 24, 2014

Suzan Shown Harjo is dedicated to preserving and reminding the U.S. that the native peoples of North America are a living part of American culture.

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Canada Makes the Case for the Keystone XL

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. weighs in on the potential costs, gains and environmental impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline and the pursuit of energy independence.

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Remembering D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mayor Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78, leaves behind a complicated legacy. He faced personal scandals, but he's also remembered as a trailblazing civil rights leader.

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The Sporkful's Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you a missionary or a martyr? Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, shares his favorite tips for hosting Thanksgiving.

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Iran Deadline for Nuclear Talks Postponed

Monday, November 24, 2014

Negotiations with Iran, which are expected to resume in seven months, center on how much nuclear fuel Iran can produce and what kind of sanctions relief they'll receive.

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News Quiz | Week of Nov. 21, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

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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Better Than Buffy: A Girl Vampire Takes Iran

Friday, November 21, 2014

Part spaghetti western and part horror film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a new movie about an Iranian vampire that takes pride in defying expectations.

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Mexico's Dia de la Revolución Turns Into Day of Violent Protest

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yesterday, the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution became a moment of violent national protest—demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and police responded with tear gas.

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Is America Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Friday, November 21, 2014

When Bill Cosby first faced rape allegations in 2005, they hardly tarnished his career. Now he's being dropped by networks. What's changed? 

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Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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Prepare For a Presidential Push on Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Up to four million undocumented immigrants may soon get a reprieve from deportation under the president's plan. Hear Obama's speech tonight at 8 PM on WNYC.

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Forget Eggs—The NYT Gets Grape Salad on Its Face

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Times assigned each state a Thanksgiving recipe—Minnesota unfortunately landed “grape salad.” Why do New Yorkers have such a hard time understanding the food of the Midwest?

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Ferguson & Gov. Jay Nixon's Leadership Crisis

Thursday, November 20, 2014

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal represents an area that includes Ferguson, Missouri. She says that Gov. Jay Nixon is mishandling the growing crisis at the center of his state.

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A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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West African Musicians Battle Ebola

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Musicians from some of the West African countries most ravaged by Ebola have been raising awareness about the deadly virus through their songs.

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Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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A Call For Boots on The Ground in Iraq

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ambassador Paul Bremer is calling for boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS. The former envoy to Iraq has called the withdrawal of troops a "serious mistake."

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