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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

A Kennedy's Return to Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rory Kennedy's new documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam," travels back in time 40 years to the run-up to the 1975 evacuation of Saigon.  

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GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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Who's to Blame for the Torture of Reclining Airline Seats

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The person in front of you has a choice whether or not to lean back and crush your legs, but it's the airlines themselves that are packing more seats closer together.

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Obama to ISIS: America Will Not be Intimidated

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The fight against homegrown terrorism in the UK and US is taking on a new urgency in the wake of the beheading of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, killed in Syria on Tuesday.

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The ACA & Combating Serious Illnesses

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has changed the healthcare landscape in the United States, particularly for Americans fighting serious illnesses.

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Putin Power Play Puts NATO In Tough Spot

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russian leaders say they plan to revise their military doctrine to allow for the Kremlin to rapidly deploy forces to Eastern Europe in response to NATO.

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The GMO Debate: Listeners Respond

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Yesterday we had a conversation centering around the GMO debate. Many of you were listening closely, and The Takeaway got tons of comments and phone calls in response to the segment.

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Chasing the Costs of Cancer

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

From $5 co-pays to $38,000 operations, the costs of living with and treating breast cancer vary widely, and it's left many patients and their families strapped and confused.

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So You Want To Be a Lawyer

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ditch the country club and move to Nebraska. Young law school graduates looking for clients are set to have more luck in rural towns where they're the only lawyer for miles.

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Thousands in Foster Care Wrongly Medicated

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In California, a year-long investigation by the San Jose Mercury News discovered foster and healthcare providers across the state mis-medicating thousands of children in their care.

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The Return of the Extinct Passenger Pigeon

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Once the most populous vertebrate in North America, the passenger pigeon went extinct nearly 100 years ago. Now, a group of scientists is figuring out a way to bring them back.

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U.S. Options From Iraq to Ukraine

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The White House continues to pivot between Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine and the Islamic State in Iraq. Are there any good options left for the Obama Administration?

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Cracking the Myths About 'Evil' Genetically Modified Food

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Activists have long condemned GMOs for a host of problems, but the pro-nature movement may have turned anti-science, and it's threatening our ability to feed the world.

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Today's Takeaways: A Labor Day Special

Monday, September 01, 2014

This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. 

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The Takeaway Weekender: The Summer of 2014, Racial Diversity, and Rewriting Memories

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Why the Summer of 2014 Was Great

Friday, August 29, 2014

Three supermoons. A girl dominated the Little League World Series. It wasn't hot and gross. As the summer sun sets this Labor Day Weekend, let's remember how good we've had it. 

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Ebola Virus Could Spread to 20,000

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Ebola virus has spread to yet another country in Africa. And now officials at the World Health Organization say that the virus could afflict more than 20,000 people.

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Into The Heart of the Jihadist Ideology

Friday, August 29, 2014

How, really, is a homegrown terrorist born? Today The Takeaway explores how the grassroots mentality of ISIS is creating pockets of homegrown terrorists around the world.

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Putin to Ukraine: You Are The New Nazis

Friday, August 29, 2014

Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued some harsh words, saying that Ukrainian leaders are behaving like Nazis.

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Examining The Inner Workings of ISIS

Friday, August 29, 2014

Newly seized documents reveal the organizational structure of ISIS—where its leaders come from, and how they became involved with the insurgent group. 

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