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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Why the Migrant Crisis is a 'Mega Trend'

Friday, September 25, 2015

William Swing, director general of the International Organization for Migration, has been trying to warn the international community about the migrant crisis for years.

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The Fight to Release an Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer

Friday, September 25, 2015

Criticism against the Saudi government is sounding out today as the news comes out of a stampede killing more than 700 people. 

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How To Eliminate Homelessness

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Overall, homelessness in the U.S. is has decreased since the great recession, but some areas have yet to show improvement. We explore what's working and what's not.

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L.A. Declares Homelessness a Public 'Emergency'

Thursday, September 24, 2015

On Tuesday, Los Angeles municipal officials announced that the city's homeless crisis had reached a level of "public emergency."  

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The World Bank Has a Plan to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, talks with The Takeaway about Pope Francis and their shared goals to eradicate poverty. 

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Report: Immigrants Are Fitting in Just Fine

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Donald Trump warns of a Spanish-speaking, crime-filled future. But a new report finds that immigrants are quickly integrating into American society like previous generations.

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For Victims of Sexual Abuse, Pope's Visit Recalls Childhood Trauma

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

According to one estimate, as many as 100,000 U.S. children are victims of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. For many of them, the pope's visit brings up traumatic memories. 

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Your Car is a Computer. Is That a Good or a Bad Thing?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

As intricate, computerized components have become standard in American cars, who has more control: Us or our cars?

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A Volkswagen Owner Wants His Money Back

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After news broke that some Volkswagens actually spew up to 40 times as much pollution as allowed under the Clean Air Act, some loyal customers are feeling betrayed.

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Momentum Builds for Criminal Justice Reform

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Despite the frequent gridlock, there is widespread support for prison reform in Congress. But the moment to act may be passing. 

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Crushed: A Story of Teen Dating Violence & Survival

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Approximately two in 10 teenage girls say they have been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. Today, one story of teen dating violence is finally being told.

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U.S. to Accept 100,000 Refugees by 2017

Monday, September 21, 2015

The U.S. normally takes in about 70,000 refugees a year. Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry said that number would rise to 85,000 next year and to 100,000 in 2017.

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A Story of Suicide and Brotherhood

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Second Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment has a suicide rate nearly four times as high as that of other young, male veterans. Instead of relying on the VA, they help each other.

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A Migrant Pilgrimage to Meet The Pope

Friday, September 18, 2015

Immigration activists are making a 100 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. to deliver messages of hope and fairness to Pope Francis. 

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What We Learned From the GOP Debate

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The top 11 Republican candidates went at it for three hours in last night's debate at the Reagan Presidential Library, and it appeared that Carly Fiorina stole the show.

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Gambling or Fun? Fantasy Football Raises Questions

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Leading fantasy football companies are now valued at over a billion dollars, and some say what started as fun with friends has evolved into gambling.

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The Ethos Behind 'Cool' Inventions

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Brilliant ideas often come from a combination of profit-seeking and the genuine desire to make the world a better place. 

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Ben Carson Is Running Neck-and-Neck With Trump

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A poll out this morning puts Dr. Carson just behind Trump, with 23 percent of Republicans saying they favor him. His campaign manager spoke to us about this recent surge in popularity.

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Sanders Tries to Convince Conservative Evangelicals to 'Feel the Bern'

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

On Monday, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders addressed a crowd of nearly 12,000 students at Liberty University in Virginia.

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The Future of Greece Up For Grabs Yet Again

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A highly anticipated debate between Syriza head Alex Tsipras and New Democracy leader Vangelis Meimarakis could be the deciding factor for the Greek electorate in the upcoming PM vote. 

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