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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Making Muppet Magic: Caroll Spinney on Being Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Caroll Spinney, who's played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 40 years, talks about his characters, and his primary inspiration in life, his wife Debra. 

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With Riviera's Closing, Vegas Loses an Icon

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Say goodbye to the Riviera. The hotel and casino, an iconic part of the Las Vegas strip, is scheduled for implosion. 

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Big Data Analysis Reveals a Grumpy Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

An analysis of over 25,000 Supreme Court opinions show a less friendly and more venomous court. 

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It Ain't About the Margaritas: The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A margarita-fueled, taco-filled day is not a bad day. But it's also not a true celebration of Mexican independence.

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Meet the Army's First Female Four-Star General

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ann Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army. She discusses what her position as a female in the military has taught her about leadership.

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A Game That Started with Segregation, Now Played with Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The game of 9-man looks like volleyball and is played in parking lots. It developed during a time of anti-Chinese sentiment, and is still dominated by Chinese-Americans today.

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Texas Police Kill Gunmen at Anti-Islam Group Meeting

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.

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Insurance Companies Ignore ACA Mandates on Women's Healthcare

Monday, May 04, 2015

President Obama's Affordable Care Act guaranteed coverage for a number of women's health services. A new study finds that many insurance plans aren't complying with the law.

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Report: DOJ Police Reforms Don't Last

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new investigation finds that some reform efforts can go on for decades without the Justice Department making any significant progress. 

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Retro Report: When Safety Goes Up in Flames

Monday, May 04, 2015

What do we know about the flame-retardant chemicals in our clothes, furniture and everyday products? Not as much as you'd hope.

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Will Charges Stick in Baltimore?

Monday, May 04, 2015

The six officers allegedly involved in Freddie Gray's death face charges that range from second degree murder to assault. But will these charges stick going forward?

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2016 Election: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina Enter Crowded GOP Field

Monday, May 04, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have both announced their candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.

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The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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Two Indicted in NJ Bridgegate Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

After a 16-month-long federal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closings scandal dubbed "Bridgegate," two indictments have come down.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 01, 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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Six Officers to Be Charged in Death of Freddie Gray

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore prosecutors have announced that they have probable cause to file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against the officers involved in the the death of Freddie Gray.

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Director of New Kurt Cobain Doc Weighs In on Artist's Unseen Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" is the first fully authorized documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain. It's largely made up of never-before-seen footage. The director weighs in here.

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No Labels, No Drama? Navigating The World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

For a new generation of young people, the realities of modern dating often mean hooking up with no labels. 

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Nation's Top Psychological Group Aided CIA Torture

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

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Floyd Mayweather Packs a Punch With a Past

Friday, May 01, 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the highest paid athlete in the world, has a long rap sheet for domestic abuse. But it's not keeping him out of the ring, or stopping viewers from paying to watch. 

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