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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Can the U.S. Really Cure Cancer?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new cancer research initiative to be led by Vice President Biden. Is America up to the task?

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What 'The West Wing' Teaches Us About the State of the Union

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Actor Richard Schiff explains what "Toby Ziegler," his "West Wing" character, would think of last night's State of the Union address, the Obama Administration, and the 2016 election.

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Cheekiness, Enthusiasm, Regret: Obama's Last SOTU Seeks to Shake Things Up

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

President Obama's last State of the Union address was billed by the administration as "non-traditional." But was it really so different?

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Falling Oil Prices Mean Trouble For Unstable Governments

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The price of crude oil has hit a 12-year low. But plummeting oil prices affect precarious governments that are dependent on energy revenues.

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Tavis Smiley Renews 'The Covenant with Black America'

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ten years ago, "The Covenant" was billed as a plan to move black communities forward. Here, Tavis Smiley assesses what experts and activist envision for the future of the black agenda.

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Death Penalty Struck Down in Florida

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a Florida death penalty law that gives judges—not juries—a large role in deciding the fate of inmates involved in capital punishment cases.

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An Inside Look at Powerball Math

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This week, one American could walk away with a Powerball ticket worth $1.5 billion. But according to math, you're not going to win.

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Terrorism in Our Backyards

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In the wake of Friday's attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, a former FBI special agent explains how federal and local officials prevent domestic terror attacks. 

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The Future of the Global Internet Hangs in The Balance

Friday, October 30, 2015

According to Freedom House's annual Internet Freedom Report, digital civil liberties have been curtailed across the globe for the fifth year in a row.

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Who's Torching Black Churches in St. Louis?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A series of fires at seven predominantly black churches in the St. Louis region have once again stirred an area that's become a national focal point for issues of racial tension.

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Kansas May Be The Toughest Place to Vote in America

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Some 36,000 Kansans have unsuccessfully tried to register to vote since 2013 because of a strict new law. Kansas' secretary of state—the man behind the law—answers his critics here.

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The Benefits of a Borderless World

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As migrants clamor to enter the European Union, and as U.S. presidential candidates debate immigration policy, an economist argues for an end to all national borders. 

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With No End in Sight, Military Families Pay the Real Price in Afghanistan

Monday, October 19, 2015

The longest war in U.S. history is sending American troops back to Afghanistan for their third, fourth, or fifth tours.

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The Writing on the Walls: How Three Artists Trolled 'Homeland' and Won

Friday, October 16, 2015

In a recent "Homeland" episode, the wall of a fictional Syrian refugee camp contains Arabic graffiti that calls out the show's racism. One of the artists responsible for it weighs in.

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Taliban Targeted Women in Afghan Attack

Thursday, October 15, 2015

In a methodical campaign, the Taliban targeted female activists and women leaders in its latest attack in the Afghan city of Kunduz.

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Jury Rules Against Gun Store for Selling Firearm Used to Shoot Cops

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A number of cases, most recently in Milwaukee, are claiming that gun sellers must be held liable for damages of guns sold illegally. 

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The Human Body, Redefined

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A physician by trade, and an explorer by nature, Gavin Francis charts the anatomy of the human body through a series of vignettes published in his new book.

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An Uncertain Future for American Journalist Convicted in Iran

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jason Rezaian, Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post, was found guilty in an espionage trial in Iran over the weekend.

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With Warships, U.S. Navy Challenges China's Man-Made Islands

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A retired Navy officer says Chinese maneuvers in the South China Sea are more concerning to the Pentagon than the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Decades After 'Dirty War,' Argentinians Find Long Lost Grandchildren

Monday, October 12, 2015

A group called Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo has located hundreds of grandchildren who were captured by a tyrannical Argentine government. 

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