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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Inside The 'Little Siberia' Prison Escape

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Two convicts escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, a prison nicknamed Little Siberia. Here we explore how such prisons are designed and constructed.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Les Paul

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

It took Les Paul almost eight years to convince Gibson to manufacture his guitar in the 1950s—an instrument that at one point accounted for half of Gibson's total sales.

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Building an Untraceable Gun at Home

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

For $1,500, a little bit of time and tech savvy, anyone can make a fully functionally and completely untraceable AR-15 right in their home.

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Trapped in Isolation with Only Hollywood Films

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Imagine this: You have spent your entire life locked away from society in a Manhattan apartment. Your only company comes in the form films. This isn't a movie—this is a true story.

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Our Digital Maps Aren't as Advanced as We Think

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

One day our maps will change and update in real time thanks to an open-source mapping tool. 

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Creating Safe Spaces for Transgender Kids

Monday, June 08, 2015

As young kids begin to question their gender identity, schools are determining how to best accommodate trans students.

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Searching For Justice in Tunisia

Monday, June 08, 2015

A new commission in Tunisia is investigating allegations of torture and police brutality, and victims are lining up to testify.

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Your 2015 Supreme Court Guide

Monday, June 08, 2015

There's a lot on the table this month at the Supreme Court—everything from same-sex marriage to lethal injection protocols. The Takeaway guides you through these upcoming decisions. 

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Hastert's Hometown Shaken by Sexual Abuse Allegations

Monday, June 08, 2015

Yorkville, Illinois is grappling with sexual abuse allegations against their longtime high school coach and former Congressman Denny Hastert.

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Bravery & Sacrifice: The Women of the Arab Spring

Monday, June 08, 2015

"The Trials of Spring" tells the story of nine women who played central roles in the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermaths in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. 

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We Believe That We Will Win

Monday, June 08, 2015

FIFA has Germany as the favorite in the Women's World Cup, but the U.S.A. has a great shot at winning the whole thing. Here's a preview of the tournament before game 1 tonight.

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The Weekender: Love, Marriage and The Law

Saturday, June 06, 2015

This weekend, The Takeaway explores love and marriage as we await the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

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Relapsing For a Roof Over Your Head

Friday, June 05, 2015

In New York City, some homes for recovering drug users tell people they must relapse and re-enroll in treatment programs in order to stay in facilities. 

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The Most Cursed Sports Cities in America

Friday, June 05, 2015

We're looking at you, Cleveland. 

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Is it Time to Let Snowden Come Home?

Friday, June 05, 2015

The passage of the USA Freedom Act is the first major effort by Congress to reign in the Patriot Act. But the law may never have been passed had it not been for Edward Snowden.

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Is Anyone in Charge of America's Cyber Security?

Friday, June 05, 2015

After a new leak from Edward Snowden, millions of current and former government workers were affected by a data breach that has been linked to China.

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John Cusack on Being Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy'

Friday, June 05, 2015

John Cusack talks about playing Brian Wilson, the brilliant co-founder and composer of The Beach Boys, in the new film "Love & Mercy." 

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including “Spy” and “Entourage.”

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, June 05, 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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FDA Panel Backs ‘Viagra for Women’

Thursday, June 04, 2015

A new Viagra-like "pink pill" to enhance female arousal aims to give women a desire-enhancing drug of their own. But just how effective will it be?

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