T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

In Venezuela, Society Crumbles Under the Weight of Political Crisis

Monday, June 20, 2016

Once a prosperous oil producer, the nation is slipping into a state of chaos as civil society continues to break down.

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A 15-Hour Filibuster and A Move to Vote on Gun Control

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Led by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, Senate Democrats launched a nearly 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor on Wednesday over gun access to suspected terrorists.

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Turning Weapons Into Watches to End Gun Violence

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

One organization is getting guns off the streets by turning them into high-end fashion accessories.


Disappointed, Not Surprised: Stanford and American Rape Culture

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

After being found guilty of raping an unconscious woman, a judge sentenced a former Stanford student to six months in jail and probation. Some advocates are angry, but not surprised.

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Bullets and Bad Luck: The Untold Story of Guns in America

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

“Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray Bullets and Bad Luck” is a new book that looks at the history of accidental gun deaths in America.

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'Nothing But The Truth': America is Finally Rethinking Police Interrogation

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Forget the good cop, bad cop routine. Several police departments across the country are reinventing their interrogation techniques based on new research. 

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Why Insanely Long Airport Wait Times Are Likely the New Normal

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cuts to TSA's budget and lower staffing numbers means many passengers will wait hours to get through airport security. A solution does exist, but it's politically unpopular. 

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It's Personal: Bernie Sanders Strikes Back Against DNC

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bernie Sanders is backing Tim Canova, who is facing off against DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a heated congressional election. Canova says it's time for her to go.


What it's Like to Be Transgender in North Carolina

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A trans man and trans woman talk about the impact of HB2 on their lives, and their hopes for the future.

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Venezuela on the Brink of Collapse

Monday, May 16, 2016

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has declared a nationwide state of emergency, and many say the nation is headed for total political and economic meltdown.

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The Sexist Origins of Gender-Segregated Bathrooms

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nineteenth century American reactions to women entering the workforce helped shape North Carolina's controversial HB2 ordinance.

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Searching for the Truth of 'The Hanging Bridge'

Monday, May 02, 2016

A new book tries to make sense of a dark and painful period of American history through the eyes of one small town in Mississippi.

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Veteran: Trump Will Throw the Military into 'Crisis'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

One veteran says that American soldiers will abandon the military under a President Trump, who will throw the U.S. Armed Forces into "crisis."

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How 'Bad-Ass Librarians' Rescued Mali's Precious Texts from Jihadists

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When jihadists took over Timbuktu in 2012, a remarkable joint effort managed to save hundreds of thousands of invaluable illuminated manuscripts from destruction. 

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Freedom From Fear: Art Project Captures America's Struggle

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Japanese-American Artist Setsuko Winchester is visiting sights of Japanese internment during WWII in an ongoing project titled: Freedom From Fear. 

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The Damsels of Design: The Women Who Changed Automotive History

Monday, April 11, 2016

In the mid 1950s, General Motors introduced the Damsels of Design, an all female design team that made a lasting impact on the automobile industry.

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Meet The Man Who Spent 10 Days With ISIS and Lived to Tell About It

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Few individuals have gotten close enough to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Jurgen Todenhofer is one of them. He embedded with ISIS for 10 days in December of 2014.  

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Stories From the Struggle: How The #EverydaySexism Project Empowers Women

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Everyday Sexism Project chronicles real experiences of daily, normalized sexism — from street harassment and workplace discrimination, to sexual assault and rape.

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Can Offshore Tax Havens Really Be Stopped?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The Panama Papers revealed the immensity and scope of a secretive tax avoidance network. Can offshore tax havens be eradicated, or is this just the tip of a much larger, elusive iceberg?

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Massive Leak Exposes Global Off-Shore Economy

Monday, April 04, 2016

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has leaked a huge swath of confidential documents that show how the global elite uses tax havens to hide their wealth.

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