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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

U.S. Job Creation Slows in March

Friday, April 03, 2015

After months of robust job creation, the U.S. economy added just 126,000 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That's the smallest gain in hiring since December 2013.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Push to Ban Fracking Bans

Friday, April 03, 2015

Red state, small government? Think again. Oklahoma lawmakers are trying to pass measures that would ban cities and counties from restricting oil and gas drilling in their own backyards.

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In Navajo Nation, Health Care is Like Pulling Teeth

Friday, April 03, 2015

Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, but local dentist Darrin Blackman wants to change that. 

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast Team reviews this weekend’s releases which include, "Furious 7," "Woman in Gold," and "Effie Gray."

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 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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Cataloging The Literature of 'Mad Men'

Friday, April 03, 2015

As the AMC series "Mad Men" begins its final season, The Takeaway examines the books read by the show's iconic characters—and what their literature says about the era and the show.

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A Mission to Make America's Truckers Healthy

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Long-haul truckers have a higher rate of obesity than any other occupation, but Siphiwe Baleka is on a mission to change all that.

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Iran's Nuclear Program and the Balance of Power in the Middle East

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Amidst nuclear talks, Iran has continued to assert its authority in the Middle East.

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Praying The Weight Away in Evangelical Communities

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Evangelical communities suffer from high rates of premature death, obesity, and diabetes. But at least one pastor in Tennessee is aiming to use the church to improve community health.

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Drought: A Dry Pill to Swallow in California

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The state has periodically struggled through dry years over the decades, but this is the first time a governor has ever imposed mandatory restrictions on water usage.

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What Does Religious Freedom Mean, Exactly?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Some are surprised by Indiana's religious freedom law. But scholars say the Supreme Court legalized this type of discrimination with their Hobby Lobby ruling last summer.

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Deceptive Lobbying Steers Debate on Highway Bill

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As Congress debates whether to allow bigger trucks on the nation's highways, trucking and railway industries hope to sway lawmakers through deceptive lobbying tactics. 

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Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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Surprise! Why the Unexpected Feels Good, and Why It's Good For Us

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Surprise! A surprisoligist explains why it feels good when the unexpected is sprung on us, and why surprise is actually good for us. 

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Hillary Declares 2016 Run, Files For Divorce

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Records filed in Westchester County, New York appear to reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has both filed paperwork for a 2016 presidential run, and filed for divorce.

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Why An Iran Nuclear Deal is a Diplomatic Game Changer

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

An Iranian nuclear deal could lead to the lifting of international sanctions. And an agreement could also lead to normalized relations with the U.S. and the E.U.

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The Backstage Story of The Who

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Back in the 60s, two aspiring filmmakers wanted to make a documentary about rock n' roll. Instead, they wound up developing and managing The Who. Now their footage is finally being used.

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The Infant Mortality Health Crisis

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Infant mortality rates are two and a half times higher for black mothers than for white and Hispanic women. It’s even worse in the rural South.

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New Film Chronicles Fight to Reclaim Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Woman in Gold," which stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis, and of the legal battle to get the painting back.

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Frustrated with U.S., Amazon Tests Drone Delivery in Canada

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's a bird ... It's a plane ... It's an Amazon drone carrying a package weighing less than 55 lbs.

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