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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

General's Death Reveals Complications of War

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The addition of Major General Harold Greene to the casualty list in Afghanistan yesterday is a nasty blow for U.S. forces leaving Afghanistan and trying to secure the country after years of war.

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'Hello, Comet!' Europeans Make Space History

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Europeans made history with the Rosetta Probe today. After a 10-year chase, the European Space Agency announced that its spacecraft has maneuvered alongside a speeding comet to begin mapping its surface in detail, opening the door for a new chapter in Solar System exploration.

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The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich on America's Congressional Angst

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

You'll often hear Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich on the national radio airwaves, but today he dropped by CNN to offer his expertise.

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Russian Gang Rips Off The Internet

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

In what is the now the largest collection of user information ever stolen from the Internet, a crime syndicate swiped more than 1.2 billion user names and passwords, and some 500 million email addresses.

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The Watchmen at The White House

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

About 40 percent of suspects in the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database have no connection with any terrorist group. The database includes 611,000 men and 39,000 women across the U.S. The U.S. no-fly list has also expanded tenfold since President Obama took office in 2009.

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Sierra Leone: From Carnage to Development

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Writer Ishmael Beah has experienced the carnage of Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war first hand. After losing his family, Beah was recruited at the age of 13 to fight for rebel forces. He says hope for Sierra Leone's future is dependent upon investment in his country.

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A New Plague? Ebola Outbreak 'Out of Control'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With more than 1,600 reported cases, Richard Preston, a writer for The New Yorker and author of "The Hot Zone," a book about the origins of Ebola, says the situation in West Africa is starting to become "out of control" and look distinctly medieval.

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A Call For Nominations: Who's The Hardest-Working Person You Know?

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

As the summer winds down, The Takeaway wants to honor hardworking Americans from every corner of the United States. Who is the hardest-working person you know? Nominate them here.

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Roxane Gay Breaks The Rules With 'Bad Feminist'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Writer Roxane Gay is all about living in the contradictions. She says feminism is messy, and that capital-F feminism could do with a little more messiness.

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Behold, the Creative Power of Pairs

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Abbott and Costello, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Twosomes that make history test the myth of the lone genius and the creative power of pairs.

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U.S. General Killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The general is reportedly the highest-ranking member of American military to die in the conflict since the U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, and possibly the highest-ranking officer to be killed in action since the Vietnam War.

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Welcome to The Fast-Food Renaissance

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Healthy fast-food sounds like a bit of of an oxymoron, but that hasn't stopped consumers from going on a quest to find it. And nowadays, it looks like the greasy hamburger and fries soon be behind us.

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Gaza Truce: Peace Talks With No Winners

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

On Monday, Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt. But a lack of trust between all three parties could complicate hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict.

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Hope For Africa's Economic Powerhouse

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

All week, as African leaders convene at the White House, The Takeaway is sitting down with African writers to hear what their hopes are for the continent. Today, a look at Africa’s economic powerhouse: Nigeria.

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NYC's Ebola Patient? No Need To Panic, Yet

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A single patient at a hospital in New York City is being tested for the Ebola virus, fueling tabloid headlines. Fear might sell papers in New York, but there is no panic in the United States. 

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Missouri Votes to Guarantee The Right to Farm

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Missourians will vote today on an amendment to the state's Constitution that would guarantee the rights to farm and ranch. Is this a back-to-the-land movement, or a ploy to get around regulations?

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Remembering the Vietnam War's 'Lost 74'

Monday, August 04, 2014

In June 1969 during the Vietnam War, an Australian aircraft carrier collided with an American ship in the South China Sea. There were 200 lost that day, including 74 U.S. sailors. But these 74 names have not been included on the Vietnam Memorial.

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'Criminal' Acts & the Laws of War

Monday, August 04, 2014

Ratified in 1949, the Geneva Conventions laid out a code of conduct for war. Given the current conflicts in the Middle East, where does the world actually stand on the Geneva Conventions?

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Ebola: What The Medical Community is Up Against

Monday, August 04, 2014

The most recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now claimed the lives of 887 people, making it the largest Ebola outbreak ever. But what are medical professionals up against as they attempt to treat and contain this disease?

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Lessons To Learn 100 Years After WWI

Monday, August 04, 2014

What we can still learn from the author who made it his mission to explain and make sense of what happened in 1914 when World War I broke out.

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