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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Egypt Steps Up in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, But to No Avail

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Airstrikes and rocket fire continue in Gaza, despite Israel’s initial embrace of an Egyptian cease-fire proposal — a deal Hamas rejected. Until yesterday, Egypt, the traditional regional player, had remained silent. 

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How the Benghazi Arrest Led to Citigroup Settlement

Monday, July 14, 2014

A press conference in June was intended to announce a lawsuit against Citigroup. But the arrest of a suspect in the Benghazi attack delayed the suit — and the Justice Department reached today's settlement instead.

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Hemingway's Grandson Restores Never-Seen Elements to "The Sun Also Rises"

Monday, July 14, 2014

A new version of "The Sun Also Rises" includes lost chapters and extensive revisions, giving an altogether new portrait of Papa's creative process.

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Why Environmental Crime Goes Unpunished

Monday, July 14, 2014

A new investigation finds that existing environmental regulations are rarely enforced — and environmental crimes are almost never prosecuted.

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Why Is It So Hard to Test for Lyme Disease?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer is prime time for the tick-borne illness; some 300,000 people contract it every year. But a regulatory loophole means the market for Lyme disease tests is unreliable — and highly lucrative.

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The Legacy of the 2014 World Cup

Monday, July 14, 2014

The 2014 World Cup was memorable in more ways than one. Now that it's all over, it's time to take a breath and take stock of the tournament. Here to discuss the 2014 World Cup and its legacy is George Vecsey, contributing sports columnist at our partner The New York Times.

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Tensions Between Israel & Hamas Escalate

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rockets are being fired into Israel from Gaza—a response to Israeli air strikes that have continued unabated since last week. According to new reports, a drone fired from Gaza was shot down by Israel. Israel says Hamas has no interest in reaching peace.

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Pipeline Leaks Into Native American Land

Monday, July 14, 2014

North Dakota is suffering yet another pipeline leakage—this time into a bay on a Native American reserve. The pipeline had leaked more than one million gallons of saltwater brine, an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production.

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Independence Day Quiz

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Birthday America! Today, communities across the country will come together to celebrate the birth of our nation. But how well do we really know the history of our country, and that of Independence Day? Take our quiz to see how much you really know about the Fourth of July.

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News Quiz | Week of July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 03, 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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Is the Child Migrant Crisis a Refugee Crisis?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

California State Senator Norma Torres—the highest-ranking American elected official to have been born in Guatemala—weighs in on America's response the influx of child migrants from Guatemala, Honduras El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

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NASA Plans Life on Mars by 2030

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ellen Stofan is NASA's Chief Scientist. She says that nowadays, her focus is on figuring out how to get astronauts to Mars—and not just for a quick touchdown, either. Stofan says she's optimistic, despite the challenges, that space travelers can take their first steps on Mars by 2030.

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Tensions Run High in Israel and Palestine

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Israeli authorities discovered the bodies of three teenagers earlier this week, after an 18 day search. As the country mourned, Israeli police discovered the body of a Palestinian teenager in a forest outside Jerusalem. Palestinian leaders have accused the Jewish settlers of retaliation, abduction and murder.

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The Science Behind Fireworks

Thursday, July 03, 2014

For chemists, this time of year is a moment to celebrate not just the summer season, but all the different ways to release chemical energy fast and furiously.

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The Life & Legacy of Roger Ebert

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A new documentary called "Life Itself" shows renowned film critic and screenwriter Roger Ebert in the last four months of his life. Today Roger's wife Chaz Ebert and director Steve James weigh in on Roger's the life and legacy of Robert, and the new film.

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The Final Push to Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.

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U.S. Foreign-Born Population at All-Time High

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Every year on the Fourth of July, at some point between the cookouts and the fireworks, thousands of foreign-born residents across the United States become citizens through annual naturalization ceremonies. With the Fourth just around the corner, we take a closer look at immigration patterns over the past five years.

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Has American Soccer Finally Won?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Belgium defeated the U.S. Tuesday evening in a heartbreaker, knocking the team out of World Cup competition. But despite the loss, the U.S. may have won something bigger - Americans may finally have fallen in love with soccer.

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Thousands Protest in Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Promises of autonomy have remained largely unfulfilled, which has triggered annual protests in Hong Kong every year on July 1. This week, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy in one of the largest marches in Hong Kong’s history. 

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Syria's Refugee Crisis: One of Six Million Stories

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

 The United Nations Human Rights Council estimates that more than 6 million Syrians have been displaced as a result of the war. We bring you just one story of all those countless tales of devastation, heartache, and loss. Here, a Syrian refugee describes the homeland he's left. 

 

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