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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

That Workaholic in the Next Cube May Be Faking It

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Are your coworkers who claim to work 80 hour weeks just faking it? A new study shows that when people leave early for work “meetings,” they are often tending to personal matters.

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The Art of Fake News: How 'War of the Worlds' Changed Media Forever

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The 1938 radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” terrified the nation. A new book explores how the broadcast laid the foundation for fake news.

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America's Longest War: When Will it End?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A new series produced by The GroundTruth Project, "Foreverstan," considers what America’s longest war has accomplished, and its lasting consequences for the people of Afghanistan.  

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Study: New Music Discovery Stops at Age 33

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

An informal online study that compiled data from U.S. Spotify users found that people stop discovering new music at age 33. 

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Fracking Chemicals Found in PA Drinking Water

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In Bradford County, Pennsylvania, new research has found that a chemical used in fracking operations has made its way into drinking water that was sampled from three homes in the region.

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Infighting Over Iran Nuclear Deal Creates Headaches For the GOP

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

To the dismay of Mitch McConnell, conservative junior senators are threatening to compromise a bill that would give Congress review power over a nuclear deal with Iran. 

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PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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Making Muppet Magic: Caroll Spinney on Being Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Caroll Spinney, who's played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 40 years, talks about his characters, and his primary inspiration in life, his wife Debra. 

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With Riviera's Closing, Vegas Loses an Icon

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Say goodbye to the Riviera. The hotel and casino, an iconic part of the Las Vegas strip, is scheduled for implosion. 

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Big Data Analysis Reveals a Grumpy Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

An analysis of over 25,000 Supreme Court opinions show a less friendly and more venomous court. 

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Meet the Army's First Female Four-Star General

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ann Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army. She discusses what her position as a female in the military has taught her about leadership.

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It Ain't About the Margaritas: The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A margarita-fueled, taco-filled day is not a bad day. But it's also not a true celebration of Mexican independence.

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A Game That Started with Segregation, Now Played with Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The game of 9-man looks like volleyball and is played in parking lots. It developed during a time of anti-Chinese sentiment, and is still dominated by Chinese-Americans today.

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Texas Police Kill Gunmen at Anti-Islam Group Meeting

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.

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Insurance Companies Ignore ACA Mandates on Women's Healthcare

Monday, May 04, 2015

President Obama's Affordable Care Act guaranteed coverage for a number of women's health services. A new study finds that many insurance plans aren't complying with the law.

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Report: DOJ Police Reforms Don't Last

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new investigation finds that some reform efforts can go on for decades without the Justice Department making any significant progress. 

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Retro Report: When Safety Goes Up in Flames

Monday, May 04, 2015

What do we know about the flame-retardant chemicals in our clothes, furniture and everyday products? Not as much as you'd hope.

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Will Charges Stick in Baltimore?

Monday, May 04, 2015

The six officers allegedly involved in Freddie Gray's death face charges that range from second degree murder to assault. But will these charges stick going forward?

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2016 Election: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina Enter Crowded GOP Field

Monday, May 04, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have both announced their candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.

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The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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