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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Takeaway Weekender: A Comedic Icon, GMOs, and a U.S. General

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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The U.S. Open: Where Are the American Men?

Friday, September 05, 2014

As we get into the last weekend of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, we here at The Takeaway are wondering why there’s so little American talent in the men’s top 50.

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News Quiz | Week of September 5, 2014

Friday, September 05, 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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Why Daydreaming & Distractions Can Help Us Learn

Friday, September 05, 2014

New neuroscience research has upended common assumptions about the best study strategies. A new book examines the science and best practices for learning.

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A Gift to Joan Rivers: Meryl Streep Crying in 5 Accents

Friday, September 05, 2014

"When I die...I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair...I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents," Rivers once wrote. So we obliged. Here's a montage of Streep crying.

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Movie Date: A Musical, A Documentary, and Two Classic Re-Releases

Friday, September 05, 2014

Our Movie Date podcast team reviews “The Identical,” “Last Days in Vietnam” and the anniversary re-releases of "Forrest Gump" and "Ghostbusters."

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Protests Test Democracy in Pakistan

Friday, September 05, 2014

Days of protests outside Pakistan's parliament in Islamabad are testing the country's faith in the democratic process.

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Wilderness Act at 50: Community & Nature At Odds

Friday, September 05, 2014

The vast majority of the wilderness protected in the U.S. today was created before 1990. And since then, few designations have gotten through.

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Remembering the Iconic Fire of Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05, 2014

From the Ed Sullivan Show to the red carpets of Hollywood award shows, Joan Rivers was a cultural behemoth to be reckoned with. 

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Death Penalty Debate Rages After DNA Clears Two

Friday, September 05, 2014

More than 30 years after being sentenced to death, Henry Lee McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown emerged from North Carolina prison doors on Wednesday as free men.

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The Surprise Conflicts Drawing In a Reluctant White House

Thursday, September 04, 2014

During the Cold War, there was predictability to the chess board. But even Obama Administration officials say the crisis in Ukraine, and especially ISIS, seemingly came out of nowhere. 

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Meet the New CEO of HealthCare.Gov

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Kevin Counihan takes the helm of Healthcare.gov next week. He reflects on the program's challenging first year, and looks ahead to the new enrollment period.

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Escape From an ISIS Massacre

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In June, ISIS massacred hundreds of Iraqi military recruits. The lone survivor spoke to Takeaway partner The New York Times.

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GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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A Manufactured Crisis: Russia's Gift to NATO?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NATO may have been hovering on the brink of collective military irrelevance a year ago, but Russia's invasion of Ukraine has given new life, and military opportunities, to the alliance.

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A Kennedy's Return to Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rory Kennedy's new documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam," travels back in time 40 years to the run-up to the 1975 evacuation of Saigon.  

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Who's to Blame for the Torture of Reclining Airline Seats

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The person in front of you has a choice whether or not to lean back and crush your legs, but it's the airlines themselves that are packing more seats closer together.

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Obama to ISIS: America Will Not be Intimidated

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The fight against homegrown terrorism in the UK and US is taking on a new urgency in the wake of the beheading of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, killed in Syria on Tuesday.

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The ACA & Combating Serious Illnesses

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has changed the healthcare landscape in the United States, particularly for Americans fighting serious illnesses.

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Putin Power Play Puts NATO In Tough Spot

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russian leaders say they plan to revise their military doctrine to allow for the Kremlin to rapidly deploy forces to Eastern Europe in response to NATO.

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