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T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

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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Angela Merkel: The Leader of Our Time?

Monday, February 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successes at the negotiating table aren't appreciated evenly throughout Europe.

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Denmark on Edge After Copenhagen Terror Attacks

Monday, February 16, 2015

Two acts of violence mirror the Charlie Hebdo attacks, which were carried out in Paris just weeks ago.

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Historical Comparisons: Worthwhile or Worthless?

Monday, February 16, 2015

We've heard it all: Obama compared to Hitler, Putin compared to Hitler, Angela Merkel called Germany's Chamberlain. What do we get out of this type of historical comparison? 

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Egypt Takes Revenge on ISIS in Libya

Monday, February 16, 2015

ISIS released a video on Sunday showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan shore. The is the first such video from ISIS to take place outside Iraq or Syria.

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Jehovah's Witnesses Cover Up Child Sex Abuse

Monday, February 16, 2015

A new investigation finds a pattern of child sexual abuse and cover-up in the Jehovah's Witness religious organization. 

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Chapel Hill Sparks Global Outrage

Friday, February 13, 2015

The tragic shooting deaths of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has set off a discussion among young Muslims across the globe. 

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Sex, Love & Intimacy: What 'Fifty Shades' Gets Right & Wrong

Friday, February 13, 2015

How does “Fifty Shades of Grey” change our conversations and perceptions about sex in America? What does it get right and wrong? Make Love Not Porn Founder Cindy Gallop weighs in. 

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Alabama's Long Struggle for Equality

Friday, February 13, 2015

A look at Alabama's struggle for equality—from the civil rights era of the 1960s to the present-day fight for gay marriage. 

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A Digital Mausoleum: Facebook After Death

Friday, February 13, 2015

Facebook is letting users decide what should happen to their profile when they die. Your account can be frozen, deleted or you can designate a "legacy contact" to take over your account.

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Looking for Love? Try This Potion

Friday, February 13, 2015

On the eve of Valentine's Day, The Takeaway brings you a story about a love potion—a magic method that can supposedly allow any two strangers to fall in love with each other.

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If the Digits Are Random, the Price Is Right

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For most people, ten bucks sounds prohibitively steep for a bottle of artisanal olive oil. But at $12.67, you're more likely to buy it. Here's how marketers are working us.

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Chapel Hill Murders Rattle Community

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why did a Chapel Hill, North Carolina man brutally murder his Muslim neighbors? Was it because of a parking dispute, as his lawyer says, or was it an act of religiously-targeted hate?

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Ungovernable Chaos: How Failed States Give Rise to Terrorism

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria, and ISIS threatens the Middle East, The Takeaway examines the threat of failed states, and how such countries give rise to terrorism.

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The Reunion of Tommy Tutone & 867-5309

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tommy Tutone, one of the greatest one-hit wonder bands of all time, discusses their hit song "867-530/Jenny," before hitting the stage together for the first time in 30 years. 

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Your TV Is Listening to You. And Messing With It Could Be a Felony.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Your TV might be listening in on your conversations. Want to change it? Meddle with the technology on the TV, and it could be a felony under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 

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The FAA Will Regulate Business in Outer Space

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

If you ever decide to start a business on the moon, fear not. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says that it will make sure other private companies can't steal your location.

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Controversy and Asbestos in Nevada

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two geoscientists and an epidemiologist found cause for concern in Nevada: A high incidence of asbestos, and a high incidence of mesothelioma. Why is the state blocking their research?

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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on the Future of Asia

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In his first broadcast interview since taking over as president of the Asia Society, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reveals a new vision for the future of Asian geopolitics.

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Harper Lee's Sequel Brings Excitement & Worry

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Starling Lawrence, former editor-in-chief at W. W. Norton and a friend of Harper Lee, responds to the news that the author will publish a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird." 

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