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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

New Tech Enables Weather When You Want It

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Cloud seeding," a decades-old method of pumping silver iodide overhead to encourage rainfall, is on the rise as rainfall declines. And scientists can finally say with confidence that it works.

 

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Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Guy With a Gun'?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Law-abiding gun owners say the current debate over the second amendment doesn't include their point of view. But as a recent example shows, legality and good intentions don't always prevent tragedy. 

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GA Execution is First Since Botched Injection

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Georgia prisoner Marcus Wellons, who was convicted in the 1989 rape and murder of a teenage girl, was the first prisoner put to death since the horribly botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.

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The New Politics of Benghazi

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Obama Administration will set a new precedent with the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the attacks in Benghazi. Instead of trying him at Guantánamo Bay, a Washington, D.C. judge will hear the case. The decision is igniting new political tensions.

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Should the U.S. Look to Iran for Help with Iraq?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My enemy's enemy is my friend? It's a line that's pervaded discussions about the possibility of the U.S. and Iran teaming up to address a rapidly destabilizing Iraq. Hillary Mann Leverett, co-author of "Going To Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran," weighs in.

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Rare Stamp Sells For $9.5 Million at Auction

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On Tuesday evening, a 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp crossed Sotheby's auction block and sold for a record-breaking $9.5 million, setting a new record for the most expensive stamp sold at auction and the most valuable object by weight and size.

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From Stay-at-Home Mom to Multi-Million-Dollar CEO

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brandi Tysinger-Temple's husband was facing a layoff, so she started selling homemade customized kids clothes on the internet.

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Confronting the Ghosts of a War Not Past

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

America's fingerprints are everywhere, and the U.S. is again facing questions about its responsibility to a country it invaded in 2003. But does the blame game help? What role, if any, should America take now?

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Ghana Vs. Team USA: A Misguided Prediction

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Robert Asare-Akoto, a Ghanaian soccer fan living in New York City, offered The Takeaway a misguided prediction about the World Cup. He explained that Ghana was going to destroy Team USA—just hours before Clint Dempsey broke his heart.

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An Iraq War Dissident on the Current Crisis

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The situation in Iraq looks painfully familiar: a fragile democracy exploded by longtime ethnic rivalries. In the lead-up to the Iraq War, back in November 2002, journalist James Fallows explained his opposition to a preemptive strike on Iraq.

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SCOTUS Considers Free Speech & the Internet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case Elonis v. United States in its next term, starting October 2014. The case examines the intersection between free speech and criminal behavior on the internet.

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With Fighting on the Horizon, Will Baghdad Fall?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

For Baghdad, fighting is clearly visible on the horizon. Shiite militia groups are engaging Sunni forces in towns and cities on the road to Baghdad with casualties reported on both sides. Will Baghdad fall? And if so, how quickly?

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Red Lipstick: From Suffragettes to Chanel

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Red lipstick is as en vogue as ever this summer. But did you know that behind that color is a rich history steeped in identity, self-expression, and liberation?

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Christiane Amanpour: 'The End of Iraq'

Monday, June 16, 2014

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN, and Kenneth Pollack, a former former CIA intelligence analyst.

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Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Workers

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.

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Iraq: A Nightmare Coming True?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Feisal Istrabadi, director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University and former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations, says that when he looks at Iraq, he sees all of his worst nightmares coming true.

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U.S. Survivor of Deadly Irish Orphanage Speaks Out

Monday, June 16, 2014

North Carolina resident Peter Ferris Cochran was born at St. Mary’s unwed mothers home in Ireland, a now-haunting place where the bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, were found in septic tank last week.

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Loudon Wainwright III on His New Album

Monday, June 16, 2014

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III discusses his forthcoming album—what he's been calling a “posthumous” collaboration with this father.

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NYC Immigrant on Team USA World Cup Rivalry

Monday, June 16, 2014

The rivalry between the U.S. and Ghana will be reignited again when these two teams face off tonight at the World Cup. Some fans like Ghanaian immigrant and New Yorker Robert Asare-Akoto, have been left feeling divided.

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News Quiz | Week of June 13, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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