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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

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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Searching for Hope in Zimbabwe

Monday, August 04, 2014

Four African leaders are missing from the White House's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit because of their records on human rights. One of them is Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980. 

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Looking For the Song of The Summer of 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Last summer’s anthem was unquestionably Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Yet, midway through the hottest months of 2014, there’s still no clear front-runner for the song of the summer. Is there an anthem for the summer of 2014?

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The Takeaway Weekender: A Nigerian Folk Hero, A Changing Body, and A Character Study

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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James Franco & Scott Haze on 'Child of God'

Friday, August 01, 2014

Lester Ballard, the protagonist of Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child Of God," is easy to hate. He's violent, he's morally corrupt, and he's into necrophilia. James Franco directed and co-wrote the new film adaption of the book, which stars actor Scott Haze

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Hope for a Breakthrough in the Middle East

Friday, August 01, 2014

Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict. 

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News Quiz | Week of August 1, 2014

Friday, August 01, 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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Confronting a Body Changed By Cancer

Friday, August 01, 2014

What do you see when cancer becomes a mirror for a lifetime of self-examination, self-scrutiny and self-reflection? We check in with the three women profiled in The Takeaway’s “Under Her Skin” series.   All three reflect on how the disease has changed their body-image.  

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MAP: Breaking The Gridlock in Congress

Friday, August 01, 2014

The midterm elections aren't until November, but the stakes are high. Republicans are feeling confident that they can win back control of the Senate, which would put them in control of both houses of Congress.

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Tea Partiers & Republicans Clash on Border Bill

Friday, August 01, 2014

In yet another clash between the Republican leadership in the House and Tea Party representatives, a spending measure aimed at addressing the crisis along the southern border may be in turmoil. 

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