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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Get Ready to Take on Belgium at The World Cup

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It is time America. They already own our beer, and now Belgium stands in our way on the road to World Cup victory. Other than Jean-Claude Van Damme what should we know—and more importantly what is there to know—about the land of Walloons?

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The Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The basis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling comes from the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was adopted after a 1990 Supreme Court decision denied unemployment benefits to two Native American men who used peyote in a religious ritual.

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NSA Director: Snowden Leaks 'Manageable'

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It has been more than a year since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked around 200,000 thousand secret government documents, blowing the lid off of the American government's spying methods and their vast phone-data surveillance program.

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Another 8 Million Cars Recalled. Was the GM Bailout Worth It?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

On Tuesday, General Motors announced a recall of more than 8 million additional vehicle, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year to 28 million. Uncertainty is once again swirling around GM's future, leading many to ask the questions: Why did America bailout GM? And was it worth it?

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Report: G.I. Bill is Failing Veterans

Monday, June 30, 2014

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing, but can leave veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.

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SCOTUS Issues Major Rulings on Religion, Unions

Monday, June 30, 2014

Today was the last day of the Supreme Court's term, and the justices handed down two major decisions. The Court issued a partial blow to unions, and recognized for the first time the religious rights of business entities. 

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ISIS Makes Its Move

Monday, June 30, 2014

In an announcement on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, the extremist Sunni militant group has declared itself a sovereign state in Iraq and Syria. Is this a turning point in the crisis, or just a stunt?

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How Modernity Began 100 Years Ago

Monday, June 30, 2014

The year 1914 is most often associated with the start of World War I, but it was also a year of incredible social and artistic change. Animation was invented, blues music went mainstream, Charlie Chaplin defined the golden age of silent films - and culture was changed forever. 

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Honduran Children Flee Violence, Poverty for U.S.

Monday, June 30, 2014

More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.

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Afghan Man Threatened After Saving Navy SEAL

Monday, June 30, 2014

An Afghan villager who risked his life to rescue Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, a man immortalized in the film "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, is now being hunted by the Taliban and is desperate for help.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Excessive Force, Racial Profiling, and An Infamous Crime Boss

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Our weekend podcast consists of a round up of the week's best interviews, top stories, and a few exclusive segments: 1. Mass Police Chase in Cleveland Prompts DOJ Investigation | 2. Excessive Force Sparks DOJ Review of Seattle Police | 3.In Trayvon Martin's Hometown, Police Policy is 'Stop & Frisk on Steroids' | 4. New Documentary Goes Inside the Trial of Mobster Whitey Bulger

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The Assassination That Changed The World

Friday, June 27, 2014

Although a century has passed since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fatally shot and WWI was triggered, we’re still grappling with the consequences today. How one death irrevocably changed the nature of conflict, peace, and international relations.  

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News Quiz | Week of June 27, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

 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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Trying a Mobster

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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How a Turkish Leader is Starting an Opposition Movement in PA

Friday, June 27, 2014

huge political constituency in Turkey aims to challenge the Turkish Prime Minister, using Islamist style governance.  Their champion? An exiled Turkish leader, living in Rural Pennsylvania, who is responsible for a growing network of schools and political institutions. 

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Want to Reduce Crime? Try Paying People

Friday, June 27, 2014

With a bit of data-mining, and a bit of mentoring, a California city's anti-crime program pays people a monthly stipend to avoid dangerous behavior and stick to positive goals.The craziest part? It's working.

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The Tragic Story of Hacktivist Aaron Swartz

Thursday, June 26, 2014

He was a co-founder of Reddit, writer, political organizer, hacktivist, fellow at Harvard University, self-made millionaire by 19, and dead by 26. Aaron Swartz’s story, which is the subject of a new film, is an example of the deadly consequences of the ongoing battle between hackers and the government.

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Arne Duncan: The Future of Learning Is Waitlist-Free

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Secretary of Education believes early education is a right that should be available to all. But can the nation afford it?

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Show Us Your World Cup Swag!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. World Cup team faces off against Germany today in the last group stage World Cup Match. The American team will need at least a draw to advance to the knockout round. Are you watching the World Cup today? Share a photo of your jersey, crazy hat, or face paint using the hashtag #MySoccerSwag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Rebukes U.S. Calls For Change

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has dismissed the idea of forming a new, more inclusive government. Maliki's stance is a direct rebuke to Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been pushing for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by ISIS.

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