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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Love Across the Sunni-Shiite Divide

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

She is Sunni, he is from a Shiite family, and they are happily married. How the inflammatory divide affects one couple's relationship - and how it has no affect at all.

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Al Jazeera Journalist: Media in Egypt Lies in Ruins

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sue Turton, who was tried in absentia in Egypt and sentenced to 10 years in prison for falsifying news, says journalism here has been "strangled".

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Kerry, Iraq and The Path to Peace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As Iraq spirals deeper and deeper into chaos, tensions remain high between Ukraine and Russia, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea are mounting. Ian Bremmer, head of Eurasia Group, weighs in on the inconsistencies in President Obama’s foreign policy agenda.

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EPA Head: States Hold the Power

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that largely affirms that the EPA has the power to regulate sources responsible for 83 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says now it's up to states to do the rest of the dirty work.

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Policing the Police: Cleveland

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As part of The Takeaway's weeklong look into police departments, we head to Ohio for a look at Department of Justice investigation into Cleveland's police department, and the case that prompted the federal investigation.

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The World's Richest Jihadi Group

Monday, June 23, 2014

Business is booming as the Sunni militants of ISIS loot banks, traffic weapons, and most recently, capture an oil refinery. How did the group get such deep pockets? And will they keep getting deeper? 

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Director Paul Haggis on His New Film 'Third Person'

Monday, June 23, 2014

Oscar winner Paul Haggis weighs in on his new film "Third Person," which follows the interlocking stories of three couples in three cities. The star-studded film includes Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrian Brody and Moran Atias.

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Al Jazeera Journos Sentenced to Seven Years

Monday, June 23, 2014

In Egypt, three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison. The three journalists have been held in jail in Egypt since December, and they have been convicted of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood to destabilize the country.

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Philly Mayor: America is Broken & Needs Fixing

Monday, June 23, 2014

This past weekend, Dallas played host to hundreds of mayors from around the nation. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was among those in attendance. He weighs in on the challenges facing his city, and the troubling divides plaguing the nation.

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Women's World Cup Champ Has Lessons for the Men's Team

Monday, June 23, 2014

Christie Rampone is one of the very few people who knows firsthand the thrill of winning the World Cup. In addition to being a 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, she’s a three-time gold medalist, having won championship titles in Athens, Beijing, and London. 

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Connecting the Dots: Iraq, Syria and ISIS

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. is watching from afar as threats continue to destabilize much of the Middle East. As the border between Iraq and Syria becomes evermore porous, and armed militants take control of northwest Iraq, The Takeaway examines the Syrian conflict's influence in Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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Policing the Police: New Jersey

Monday, June 23, 2014

The force is with you - and it's expensive. Internal fighting cost New Jersey taxpayers $29 million last year, and the Garden State isn't alone.  

 

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The Takeaway Weekender: Guns, Red Lipstick, and An Abortion Comedy

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Our weekend podcast consists of a round up of the week's best interviews, top stories, and a few exclusive segments: 1. Is There Such a Thing As a 'Good Guy With a Gun?' | 2. A History of Red Lipstick—From the Suffragettes to Coco Chanel | 3. A Look at The New Abortion Comedy 'Obvious Child' | 4. PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: A Special Story by John Hockenberry

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What Can 300 Military Advisers Achieve in Iraq?

Friday, June 20, 2014

President Obama plans to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. But at least one policy analyst says the U.S. doesn't have the morale or the money to stage a third intervention, and she's skeptical that the president's plans can produce results.

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'Obvious Child,' An Abortion Comedy

Friday, June 20, 2014

The abortion plotline exists only on the edge of Hollywood. But "Obvious Child," a new film starring actress Jenny Slate and directed by Gillian Robespierre, tackles the taboo subject of abortion in a way they say is both individual and inclusive.

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News Quiz | Week of June 20, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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Arizona Lawmaker Reacts to Detention of Hundreds of Immigrant Children

Friday, June 20, 2014

More than 1,000 migrant children have been shipped to a Nogales, Arizona holding center, and state officials are less than pleased with the scarlet "I" the center is casting on their border town.

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Iraq War Vets Reflect as the Nation Unravels

Friday, June 20, 2014

Diplomats, policy experts, and advisors have all weighed in on the unraveling of Iraq, but if there's anyone who has most acutely felt the anguish of the collapse of democracy in Iraq this week, it's the men and women who were on the front lines of the Iraq War.

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House Votes to Defund NSA Spying Programs

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Republican controlled House of Representatives took a surprising step to curb the federal government's power by voting to defund two key NSA programs. But the bill still has to pass the Senate.

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Iraqi Ambassador: Iraq Conflict Could Go Global

Friday, June 20, 2014

As the Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily is a man in a very difficult position right now. Here, Ambassador Faily answers some tough questions about whether his government can survive.

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