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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Who's Responsible For N. Korea's Internet Blackout?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Just days after the U.S. laid blame on North Korea for hacking Sony's computer network, the Internet went dead in the communist state for nine hours.

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Ukraine Tests Russia With Move Towards NATO

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lawmakers in the Ukrainian parliament, along with the support of President Petro Poroshenko, have voted to drop its “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO.

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Doubt Begins to Swirl Around Sony Hack

Monday, December 22, 2014

The FBI say that North Korea is behind the Sony hack, but the country hasn't claimed responsibility. Wired's Kim Zetter has looked at the cyber trail. She says that it's a dead end.

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Forget The Land of Misfit Toys, This Is The Land of Lost Luggage

Monday, December 22, 2014

Where does forgotten luggage go? To the one and only Unclaimed Baggage Center. The store gets 7,000 new items from planes, trains, and buses around the country for resale each day.

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In the Shadow Of ISIS, The Taliban Moves Into 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

After operating in the shadow of ISIS for much of 2014, the Taliban is leaving a haunting reminder that it's presence is still strong.

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2014: A Year of NFL Controversies

Monday, December 22, 2014

The NFL is no stranger to controversy, but the League had more than its usual share in 2014. Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe reflects.

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As War Winds Down, NPR Closes Kabul Bureau

Monday, December 22, 2014

More than a decade after America's war in Afghanistan began, journalists are leaving behind an unfinished story. NPR’s Sean Carberry reflects on leaving Kabul at the end of 2014.

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NYPD: No Peace on Earth, No Goodwill Toward All

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beyond the headline of a ruthless cop killing lies inflamed rhetoric that rocks a city.

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2014's Best Alternative Christmas Tunes

Friday, December 19, 2014

Studio 360 producer and Sideshow host Sean Rameswaram brings us the best alt-holiday music of 2014.

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Confronting This Year's Uncomfortable Struggle with Race

Friday, December 19, 2014

From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in Staten Island, black and white America seemed very far apart in 2014. Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the year and where we go from here.

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Under Her Skin: A Journey Comes to a Close

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway's six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer," will conclude with the end of 2014.

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You Can't See 'The Interview.' But We Did.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Now that Sony has pulled "The Interview" from theatres, you can't see it. But The Takeaway's own culture producer and Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer has.

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Hollywood 'Cowardice' & Washington's Dilemma

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sony Pictures canceled "The Interview" after the company's systems were hack. The U.S. says North Korea was "centrally involved," but has yet to formally accuse the nation.

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The Caribbean's History is the Key to its Freedom

Friday, December 19, 2014

A new book from a Caribbean historian argues that colonialism changed the very notion of freedom in the tiny nations of the Caribbean.

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A Fork in The Road for Pakistan

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a Mumbai terror attack suspect. A former Pakistani ambassador says the nation must now choose one of two paths.

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Actor Oscar Nuñez Believes The Future Is Bright for Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Nuñez, this historic policy shift is deeply personal. He was born in Cuba, brought up in the United States, and his parents even went to school with Fidel Castro.

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What U.S.-Cuba Relations Mean for Baseball

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba has a long history with the sport of baseball.  Here we explore what impact a new diplomatic relationship with Cuba have for Major League Baseball.

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Sony Has Set a 'Horrible' Precedent

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cyberwar expert Peter Singer says that Sony and American cinema companies that refuse to show the movie have done everything exactly wrong.

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The Health Concerns Behind NY's Fracking Ban

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited public health risks when he announced a ban on fracking in the state yesterday. We take a closer look at the research on the health effects of fracking.

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Goodbye, Nation: A Farewell to 'The Colbert Report'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As Stephen Colbert bids adieu to "The Colbert Report," On the Media's Brooke Gladstone weighs in the host's wide-ranging impact, from the network news to politics to satire.

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