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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Back Off: A Police Warning

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department says that he believes those stopped by police have to take more responsibility to ensure that a simple stop doesn't turn into a tragedy. 

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Feds Nab Russian Spies in NYC

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Three men were charged with operating a Russian spy ring in New York City. They attempted to collect intelligence and recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources.

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The World Gets Quieter in the Snow. It's Science.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yes, there are fewer cars on the roads. More people are holed up indoors. But if you put the human factors aside, there are actually scientific reasons why the outside gets less noisy.

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Saudi Arabia & America's Blind Eye

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

President Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia today to pay his respects for the deceased King Abdullah. But is the U.S. sending a mixed message to Saudi Arabia on human rights?

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Obama's Move to Protect Arctic Wildlife Triggers Fight With GOP

Monday, January 26, 2015

To the dismay and fury of GOP leaders, President Obama urged Congress to protect 12 million acres of Alaskan wildlife, a move that would prevent all future oil and gas development.

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Understanding The Origins of Terrorism

Monday, January 26, 2015

What draws people to terrorism? One anthropologist, Scott Atran, went into the field to try to find out. 

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California Keeps Parents in the Dark on Child Care

Monday, January 26, 2015

More than a million children attend day care or preschool programs in California, but it's nearly impossible for parents to access state records on the quality of these programs. 

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Is ISIS Losing its Momentum?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Is ISIS having trouble maintaining tactical momentum amidst its continuing show of brutality? A veteran FBI analyst weighs in.

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Radical Leftist Party Wins Greek Election

Monday, January 26, 2015

Greeks headed to the polls on Sunday, and voters elected one of the most radical left wing parties in Eurozone history, known as the Syriza.

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Architect of 'Broken Windows' Defends His Theory

Monday, January 26, 2015

George Kelling, one of the professors behind the "broken windows" theory of policing, says cops should operate on behalf of citizens, not in the name of racking up arrests.

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Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Multi-Layer Dips

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into a game favorite: Taco dips.

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The Weekender: Sex After Kids, A Nobel Winner, and Wham-O

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender podcast! 

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What's Lost When a Language Dies

Friday, January 23, 2015

Half of the world's 6,000 languages will be extinct in the next 50 years. We explore what's lost when a language dies.

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Finding Optimism in Grim News

Friday, January 23, 2015

From terrorism to climate change, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry explains why we should be optimistic even in the face of grim news in this latest blog post.

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Measles Hit Epicenter of Anti-Vaccine Movement

Friday, January 23, 2015

Over the few years, a number of Southern California parents have decided against vaccinating their children. A new measles outbreak in the area has public health officials concerned. 

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Break The Winter Chill by Celebrating a Summer Icon: The Frisbee

Friday, January 23, 2015

We're in the dead of winter. To break the chill, we're celebrating an American summer icon, the Frisbee, which first went on sale 58 years ago this week.

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The Best 5 Things Online This Week

Friday, January 23, 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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An Amateur's Guide to DeflateGate

Thursday, January 22, 2015

According to reports, The New England Patriots deliberately deflated balls in last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts to give them an unfair advantage on the field. 

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How to Combat Anti-Semitism in Europe

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Israel expects 15,000 Jews to leave France for Israel in 2015, and Jews throughout Europe have seen an uptick in anti-Semitism. We explore how the E.U. should deal with this problem.

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A Nobel Prize Winner's Fight to End Child Labor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Human rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, has had his bones broken and his life threatened by adversaries during his struggle to end child slavery.  

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