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T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The 2015 Oscars: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

Friday, February 20, 2015

All this week, in the lead up to the Oscars, we've been looking at the films nominated for Best Picture. Today, we talk predictions with our Movie Date Podcast team. 

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One Nation, Under ISIS?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State wants to re-establish the Caliphate across the Middle East and into Turkey and Spain. We explore what a nation under ISIS would look like.

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Lunar New Year: Fighting to Keep Tradition Alive

Thursday, February 19, 2015

For a younger generation of Asian-Americans growing up in the United States, celebrating the Lunar New Year has become an afterthought.

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An Unlikely Slice of Americana Joins Chinese Lunar New Year Feasts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As millions around the globe celebrate Asian Lunar New Year, this year, China is adding an unlikely slice of Americana to the traditional New Year's Eve dinner.

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Bomb Trains: The Dangerous Business of Hauling Oil

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On Monday, a freight train carrying more than 3 million gallons of oil derailed in West Virginia and exploded into a massive fireball. Yet, "bomb train" accidents are not uncommon.

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The Afghan War Told Through The Eyes of An Orphaned Soldier

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An orphaned Afghan soldier is the protagonist of Elliot Ackerman's new novel, "Green on Blue."  

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Assimilated Me: Why is it So Hard to Celebrate Lunar New Year?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

January 19th marks the start of the Lunar New Year. But a younger generation of Asian-Americans says they feel increasingly disconnected from the holiday.

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9/11 Attorney Moves to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In 2002, the families of 9/11 victims filed suit against Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in aiding Al Qaeda. And now new testimony may raise the stakes on accountability.

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A Best in Show Beagle and Plenty of #WestminsterRejects

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

At this year's Westminster dog show there were nearly 3,000 entrants, but only one winner: A beagle named Miss P. Listeners like you have also been sharing photos of your own pups.

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The Smugglers, Dealers and Buyers of Antiquities Stolen by ISIS

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

After oil, stolen antiquities are the largest source of funding for the self-proclaimed Islamic State. A BBC reporter investigates, tracing the goods from smuggler to dealer to buyer.

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Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been halted by a judge. One 21-year-old undocumented immigrant weighs in on his uncertain future.

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Israel Is Your Home? Rabbi Urges European Jews To Stay Put

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has called for mass immigration from Europe to Israel after recent attacks in France and Denmark, but many want to fight anti-Semitism in their home countries.

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Judge Blocks White House on Immigration

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked key parts of President Obama's executive action on immigration. The ruling comes at a time when Congress is in a fight over this very issue.

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Libya: A New Frontier in the Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

With Sunday's beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS, experts are wondering: Was this an isolated terror attack, or has this opened up a whole new front in the fight against ISIS?

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Using Science to Resurrect Endangered Species

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

At the San Diego Zoo, researches freeze genetic material from endangered species on the brink of extinction. 

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Best Picture Preview: 'The Theory of Everything'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

All week in the lead up to the Oscars, we're taking a closer look at some of the films that are nominated for best picture. Today: "The Theory of Everything," with director James Marsh.

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An Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Breaks His Silence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When John Kiriakou was imprisoned for leaking classified information, he became the first (and only) CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaks, or for any involvement with torture.

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We Want to See Your Westminster Reject

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Your pup might not make the cut at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but we'd still love to see them. Share a photo of your dog with the PROUD hashtag #WestminsterReject.

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West Coast Labor Dispute Rattles Businesses

Monday, February 16, 2015

Large cargo ships are sitting idle today along the West Coast. No one is unloading them because of a labor dispute. These ports account for 43 percent of container traffic in the U.S.

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