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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

GOP Senator: FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality 'Smacks of Big Government'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Republican Sen. John Thune says that while he's not surprised by the FCC's decision, he is disappointed. 

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ISIS Militants Capture Hundreds of Assyrian Christians

Friday, February 27, 2015

In northeastern Syria, the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has kidnapped Assyrian Christians from a dozen villages.  

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Former DHS Chief to GOP: You've Picked The Wrong Battle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tom Ridge, the nation's first director of Homeland Security, urges members of Congress to pass a clean bill and keep DHS funded.  

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Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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Why Young Women Join ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At least 550 Western women have joined the self-proclaimed Islamic State. One Muslim activist explains the appeal for young women, and how to stop this recruitment. 

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As Wisconsin Debates Right-to-Work, Gov. Walker Looks Ahead to 2016

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the Wisconsin state legislature debates right-to-work legislation to the sound of union protests at the state capitol, Gov. Scott Walker looks ahead to the 2016 presidential race. 

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The Fight Against Digital Dead Zones

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Forget streaming Netflix—many children in Western Massachusetts sit in cars in library parking lots in order to access wifi to complete homework assignments. 

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Student Debt: Striking Back Against Banks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This year, student loan debt reached a new high in the United States, inching up to a whopping $1.16 trillion. Now some are pushing back with a "debt strike."

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Ex-Marine Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A jury has handed down a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle—the man at the center of the film and book "American Sniper."

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An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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Rest Easy, America. Coffee is Good for You.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A new study from the nation's top panel on nutrition has found that coffee is good for you—and you should be drinking more of it.

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An Interactive Guide to Net Neutrality

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Want to know more about net neutrality? Check out this interactive timeline.
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The Conspiracy Theories Behind the Malaysian Flight 370 Disappearance

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Science journalist Jeff Wise joined the cadre of "experts" paid to have some ideas about what happened to the flight when he became an "aviation analyst" for CNN.  

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The Blurred Lines Between Theft and Artistic Inspiration

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A trial is underway to determine if the song "Blurred Lines" is actually a rip-off of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up." But there's a long history of "borrowing" in the music industry.

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How Kansas City Became an Internet Powerhouse

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In 2011, Google announced that Kansas City, Missouri would become a test site for Google Fiber, which offers a connection that's up to 100 times faster than today's basic broadband.

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How the King of Kombucha Built a Beverage Empire

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Before GT Dave got into the business of selling kombucha as a teenager, there was no such thing as commercial kombucha.

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Web Utopias & Dial Up Dead Zones: The Fight for Net Neutrality

Monday, February 23, 2015

Should all internet traffic be treated equally? That's the question before the Federal Communications Commission this week.

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At the Heart of ISIS, a Battle Over Islam

Monday, February 23, 2015

A new article in The Atlantic argues that the U.S. can't effectively fight ISIS unless we understand the group's adherence to Islam, but critics say ISIS fighters aren't true Muslims. 

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A Slow-Moving Natural Disaster Overcomes Boston

Monday, February 23, 2015

Boston has been hit with more than seven feet of snow. It's not an earthquake, but some are arguing that this is a slow-moving natural disaster devastating the city.

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