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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

A Decade Later, A Radio Show Still Searches for Afghanistan's Missing

Friday, July 18, 2014

For three decades, Afghanistan has been a nation beset by war, and today, one million Afghans are missing. But twice a week there is hope, when Radio Free Europe broadcasts its decade-old program "In Search of the Missing."

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Who's Responsible?

Friday, July 18, 2014

The plane with nearly 300 people on board was shot down over eastern Ukraine — but who fired the missile? And was it a mistake, as everyone has assumed?

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Court Ruling Shakes Up Fate of Death Penalty

Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Malaysian Jet Crashes at Russia-Ukraine Border

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was carrying nearly 300 people. Both Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists the country is fighting have denied shooting it down.

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Conflict Brews in D.C. Over Child Migrants

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The tense debate over immigration is evolving into an intraparty fight for both liberals and conservatives. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, walks us through the conflict that's brewing in D.C.

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The True Origins of the Border Crisis

Thursday, July 17, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol has detained more than 52,000 migrant children since last October, about 18,000 more than the same period in 2013. As Washington debates the future of the border, reporters at the Arizona Republic decided to go to the source—to the countries these children are leaving behind.

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The Deep Divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gaza has been plagued by conflict for decades. And for people living in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely packed places on Earth, occupation and confrontation are just troubles inherent in daily life.

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On the Frontlines of Wildfires

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It’s the height of wildfire season across the west, with two separate fires burning in Oregon and another reported this weekend in northern California. Retired smoke jumper Jeff Davis explains how the fire management techniques of his generation led to the disastrous conditions of today.

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The Militarism That Led to World War I

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the decades before World War I, the mass production of weaponry capable of damage and death on an unprecedented scale was developed. As a result, European militaries grew in size and influence, and took on an expanded role in civilian governments.

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U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions Against Russia

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On Wednesday, the U.S. responded to President Putin's failure to diffuse the violence in Ukraine. President Obama implemented what may be the most crippling round of sanctions against Russia to date, targeting a series of large banks, and energy and defense firms.

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A Tale of a Public Health Crisis — Insomnia

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From Karen Russell, Pulitzer finalist and author of the bestseller Swamplandia!, the novel Sleep Donation imagines an epidemic of sleeplessness in the near future.

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Scientists Invent the World's Darkest Material

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Batman, Coco Chanel, and Johnny Cash all had a thing for classic black. But a new material is so strikingly dark, it makes these icons look like they're wearing faded gray. Vantablack is a color the human eye has never seen before.

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A British Spy Agency is Manipulating the Internet

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From changing the outcome of online polls to artificially increasing website traffic, GCHQ has been blurring the line between online surveillance and state propaganda, according to new documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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White House Introduces New Climate Measures

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The White House will announce a new round of initiatives to address natural disasters that are often caused by climate changeeverything from coastal flooding to storm surges to protecting areas prone to landslides and regions that experience rough drought conditions.

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Report: GM Stayed Silent on Fatal Crashes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Takeaway partner The New York Times has learned that GM has repeatedly avoided answering questions from regulators about what had gone wrong with their vehicles—even in instances when they were well aware of the problems.

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Iran's Nuclear Program: Can a Deal Be Reached?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This Sunday is the preliminary deadline for Iran and the U.S. to reach an agreement on scaling back Iran's nuclear program. With just days left, Secretary of State John Kerry says that although "tangible progress" has been made, after six months of talks, "very real gaps" remain. 

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Report Shows Disturbing Findings at CDC

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An new investigation led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises new questions about the culture of safety in government laboratories.The USDA found anthrax stored in unlocked refrigerators, and missing containers of anthrax that had to be tracked down by the inspectors.

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Nadine Gordimer's Impact on South African Writing

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Looking back on the life of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer, who died on Sunday at age 90, it's immediately apparent how much of a complete iconoclast she was in her lifetime. Her impact on future generations of writers in the country has been profound.

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A Solution to the Child Migrant Crisis?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When it comes to the child migrants crisis, it seems that the narrative of political dysfunction continues in Washington D.C. But in fact, behind the theatrics, there are promising indications that a bipartisan deal is possible. 

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The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?

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