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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Mobile Tool for NCAA Maniacs: Nailbiter Bot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sign up for the Nailbiter Bot to get alerts when a men's or women's NCAA tournament game is close with under 3:00 left.

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Supercharging Battery Technology

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With so many advancements in technology, there's still one essential component of most our gadgets that hasn't seen a significant upgrade in a surprisingly long time: The battery.

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NJ Lawmakers Say Christie's Exxon Deal Stinks

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, the New Jersey State Senate approved two measures designed to push back against an environmental settlement Governor Chris Christie recently proposed to make with Exxon.

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The Two State Illusion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence in Iraq, the unraveling of Syria, the rise of ISIS—all of these events have made a lasting agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians more elusive.

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Mush! Champion Dog Sledders Cross The Iditarod Finish Line

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mushers from around the world converged in Alaska to compete in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race before crossing the finish line in Nome this morning.

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The Typical American Millionaire

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

According to new figures, about 10 million U.S. households now have a net worth of over $1 million. But that money doesn't mean what it used to. What's the reality behind that number?

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Netanyahu Declares Victory in Tight Race

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party ultimately captured 30 of the 120 seats in the Israeli parliament—a move that will force Netanyahu to form a coalition government.

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Bribery Scandal Triggers Unrest in Brazil

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Protesters filled the streets across Brazil this week calling for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for her alleged involvement in a bribery scandal.

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House GOP Looks to Cut Food Stamps, Increase Military Spending

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Republicans in the House unveiled their budget on Tuesday, which calls for big cuts to food stamps and huge increases in military spending. But it probably won't go anywhere. 

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A Dangerous Game: The Dark Side of Golf

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new film "A Dangerous Game" looks at luxury golf courses, and how they negatively affect both their environments and the people who live in them.

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We Were Here: Measuring the Human Footprint

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new study in the journal Nature explains why the years 1610 and 1964 have most gravely contributed to climate change.

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Free Speech & Censorship in The Age of Facebook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What should and shouldn’t be censored in the public sphere has been a tough question that the Supreme Court has never been able to figure out. Can Facebook?

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An Epic Return: Modest Mouse is Back With a New Album

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Isaac Brock, lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter of the band Modest Mouse, discusses the band's first album of new material in eight years, "Strangers to Ourselves."

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Looking Beyond Sectarian Divides in Iraq

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recent sectarian attacks near the Iraqi city of Tikrit suggest that Sunni and Shiite loyalties are playing an outsized role in Iraq.  But focusing on sectarian violence is limiting.

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ISIS Tightens its Grip on Libya

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This week, ISIS fighters clashed with local militias in the coastal city of Sirte, but Libya hasn't seen stability since the overthrow and death of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.

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Abortion Fight Delays Vote for Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's been four months since President Obama nominated Lynch to be attorney general, but her confirmation has been delayed due to an abortion provision in a human trafficking bill. 

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Final Take: My Kids Are Not Synthetic

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry reflects on the controversial comments made by Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce about in vitro fertilization.

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Veterans Still Face Huge Barriers to Healthcare

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new program designed to give veterans faster and more efficient access to healthcare is facing a number of obstacles, and veterans continue to report long wait times. 

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The Surprising Truth About Rust

Monday, March 16, 2015

A new book dives deep into the shocking cost and surprisingly wide-ranging effects rust has on everyday life. 

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Exiled Russian Official Takes a Stand Against Putin

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ilya Ponomarev, a member of the Russian parliament, has been living in exile here in the U.S. because of his opposition to President Putin.

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