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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Six Scientists Return from 'Mars'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

For the past eight months, a group of scientists have been living in a volcano in Hawaii in order to simulate life on Mars. The lead scientist shares her story. 

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The Sixth Mass Extinction is Here

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

According to new research, a "mass extinction"—the sixth of its kind in Earth's 4.5 billion year history—is currently underway. 

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Obama Orders Change in U.S. Hostage Policy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Families of hostages held abroad by terrorist groups will now be able to pay ransoms, in a policy shift to be announced by the White House on Wednesday.

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More Than 800 Die in Pakistani Heat Wave

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A heat wave in the southern Sindh province of Pakistan has killed more than 800.

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Stop Saying Mass Shootings Are 'Unthinkable'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Todd Zwillich weighs in on the danger of calling the Charleston shooting and others "unthinkable," and why politicians and the news media shouldn't get away with it.

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The Confederate Flag & A History of Toxic Symbols

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Virtually over night, the Confederate flag has gone from a celebrated symbol of the South to a pariah that no one wants to touch. But it's not history's only toxic symbol.

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A Love Waiting 45 Years for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage will be handed down any day now. The first gay couple to ever apply for a marriage license weighs in on the historic case.

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Taylor Swift Is Not the Hero of The Music Industry

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The pop star convinced Apple to pay royalties during a free trial period of its new streaming service. But her complaint isn't fixing the fundamental problems with the music business.

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White Power Groups Thrive Online

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The wide reach and total anonymity of cyberspace has made the internet an ideal place for white supremacists to thrive and recruit new adherents.

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Vote for the Ultimate Summer Anthem

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Our friends at Soundcheck and New Sounds at WNYC are asking listeners to vote the ultimate summer anthem. Cast your ballot here—the winner will be revealed on Friday. 

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Lessons From a Harvard-MIT Online Learning Experiment

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard, and Rafael Reif, the president of MIT, discuss the lessons they're still learning from their pioneering online venture: edX.

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White Supremacy: A Long History in American Politics

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The leader of a white supremacist group that apparently influenced Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof donated thousands of dollars to GOP presidential campaigns. 

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Senate Votes on Obama's Free Trade Bill

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, explains whether this is the end of the line for President Obama's trade bill.

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Self-Driving Trucks Take to America's Roads

Monday, June 22, 2015

Self-driving trucks are on the road. Here's how they work, and how will they affect America's 3.5 million truck drivers.

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Judgement Day Arrives for Greece

Monday, June 22, 2015

In past debt talks, Greek negotiators have held out to the last minute and come out on top. But this time, it feels different.

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Afghanistan: A War That is Far From Over

Monday, June 22, 2015

The United States began withdrawing combat troops from Afghanistan last year. But, just because America's presence is dwindling does not mean the war is over.

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The Confederate Flag: Heritage or Hate?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Is there ever really a case for tradition when a symbol becomes twisted, gnarled, and repurposed throughout history?

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An App that Weeds Out Nightmare Roommates

Monday, June 22, 2015

In a city where individuals scraping by often share apartments with three or four other people, roommate horror stories are all too common. A new app seeks to change that.

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The Poetry of Grief and The Music of Protest

Saturday, June 20, 2015

U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera weighs in on the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and Grammy-winning musician Tom Chapin discusses protest music in the age of Instagram.

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The First Ladies of Space

Friday, June 19, 2015

Think "Mad Men" in space, or "Real Housewives" meets NASA—a new ABC show called "The Astronaut Wives Club" follows the spouses of astronauts in the 1960s.

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