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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Judgement Day Arrives for Greece

Monday, June 22, 2015

In past debt talks, Greek negotiators have held out to the last minute and come out on top. But this time, it feels different.

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Afghanistan: A War That is Far From Over

Monday, June 22, 2015

The United States began withdrawing combat troops from Afghanistan last year. But, just because America's presence is dwindling does not mean the war is over.

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The Confederate Flag: Heritage or Hate?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Is there ever really a case for tradition when a symbol becomes twisted, gnarled, and repurposed throughout history?

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An App that Weeds Out Nightmare Roommates

Monday, June 22, 2015

In a city where individuals scraping by often share apartments with three or four other people, roommate horror stories are all too common. A new app seeks to change that.

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The Poetry of Grief and The Music of Protest

Saturday, June 20, 2015

U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera weighs in on the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and Grammy-winning musician Tom Chapin discusses protest music in the age of Instagram.

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The First Ladies of Space

Friday, June 19, 2015

Think "Mad Men" in space, or "Real Housewives" meets NASA—a new ABC show called "The Astronaut Wives Club" follows the spouses of astronauts in the 1960s.

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Raising Awareness About the HIV Prevention Pill

Friday, June 19, 2015

Truvada was approved as an HIV prevention medication back in 2012. But many outside affluent urban gay communities aren't aware of it or can't afford it.

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Why Alexander Hamilton Should Stay on the $10 Bill

Friday, June 19, 2015

A descendant of Alexander Hamilton thinks it's a horrible mistake to replace the founding father and former Treasury Secretary on the $10 bill. He explains why. 

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Facial Recognition: Who Owns Your Face?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

There are no real guidelines for how, where, and when facial recognition technology should be used.

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The Charleston Shooting: A Crime of Hate Amid Calls of Prayer

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On Wednesday night, a white gunman killed at least nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. 

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Holy Land: Pope to Call for Environmental Consciousness

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

While the earth is introduced in the first sentence of the Bible, it hasn't always been front and center at the pulpit. For Catholics, that's expected to change tomorrow.

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Administering Terror: Life Under ISIS Rule

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State publicly executes captives and trains children for guerrilla warfare, all while repainting roads, providing bus services, and building luxury hotels.

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Cardinals Investigated for Hacking Astros

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

On Tuesday, the FBI announced that it is investigating whether St. Louis Cardinals officials hacked into the computer databases of their rivals, the Houston Astros.  

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Health Insurers Look to Consolidate to Shave Costs

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In the wake of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers are scrambling to consolidate in order to shave costs. Are monopolies the eventual endgame here?

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GOP Scrambles Ahead of Obamacare Ruling

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Democrats are scared of the chaos that will come if the Supreme Court invalidates key parts of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans fear that they will be blamed for it all. 

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Blackhawks Take Home the Stanley Cup

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In six games, the Blackhawks clinched another Stanley Cup championship—their third win in six years.

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Tech Giants See a Future in Virtual Reality

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Now, more than ever, virtual reality is looking like actual reality as big players like Sony and Facebook get on board. How long will it be before we're all strapped into headsets?

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Obama, Boehner Buy Time on Trade Deal

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

President Obama's trade package was derailed last week by his own party, so he's turning to House Speaker John Boehner to find a way forward. 

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Help Us Pick The Ultimate Summer Anthem

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer is not official until there is an anthem, and 2015 is missing a summer song. 

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Lithuania Prepares for a Russian Invasion

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Since the Russian-backed invasion of eastern Ukraine almost a year ago, Lithuania is practicing military drills in defense against any threats to their sovereignty. 

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