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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Kenyan Military Strikes Al-Shabab

Monday, April 06, 2015

In Somalia, the Kenyan military has begun bombing positions held by the militant group Al-Shabab. The campaign comes days after the terrorist group attacked Kenya's Garissa University.

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Palestinian Refugee Camp Attacked by ISIS

Monday, April 06, 2015

About 2,000 people managed to flee the Yarmouk refugee camp over the weekend, but Palestinian officials report that as many as 18,000 civilians remain trapped.

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Ballpark Figures: The Hazards of Playing Mr. Met

Monday, April 06, 2015

The Mets kick off their regular season this afternoon in Washington, D.C. AJ Mass once donned the Mr. Met costume. Here, he reflects on the weird, woolly world of sports mascots.

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Take Note: Use A Pen and Power Down The Laptop

Monday, April 06, 2015

New research indicates that students who take notes with laptops, rather than by hand, remember less and are more distracted.

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Giant Snakes Have Taken Over The Everglades

Monday, April 06, 2015

Exotic pets no more, pythons and boa constrictors—growing up to 20 feet long and weighing hundreds of pounds—have taken over the Florida Everglades, destroying native species.

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Poetry Contest: Write An Ode to Your ZIP Code

Monday, April 06, 2015

We’re asking you to memorialize your federally appointed numerical designation by writing a poem about your ZIP code. 

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The Takeaway Weekender: ZIP Code Decode - Mapping America's Health

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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The Iran Nuclear Deal: Former Hostage Speaks Out

Friday, April 03, 2015

Don Cooke was one of the 52 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for 444 days. Today on The Takeaway, he shares his unique perspective on the Iranian nuclear deal.

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U.S. Job Creation Slows in March

Friday, April 03, 2015

After months of robust job creation, the U.S. economy added just 126,000 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That's the smallest gain in hiring since December 2013.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Push to Ban Fracking Bans

Friday, April 03, 2015

Red state, small government? Think again. Oklahoma lawmakers are trying to pass measures that would ban cities and counties from restricting oil and gas drilling in their own backyards.

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In Navajo Nation, Health Care is Like Pulling Teeth

Friday, April 03, 2015

Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, but local dentist Darrin Blackman wants to change that. 

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast Team reviews this weekend’s releases which include, "Furious 7," "Woman in Gold," and "Effie Gray."

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 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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Cataloging The Literature of 'Mad Men'

Friday, April 03, 2015

As the AMC series "Mad Men" begins its final season, The Takeaway examines the books read by the show's iconic characters—and what their literature says about the era and the show.

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A Mission to Make America's Truckers Healthy

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Long-haul truckers have a higher rate of obesity than any other occupation, but Siphiwe Baleka is on a mission to change all that.

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Iran's Nuclear Program and the Balance of Power in the Middle East

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Amidst nuclear talks, Iran has continued to assert its authority in the Middle East.

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Praying The Weight Away in Evangelical Communities

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Evangelical communities suffer from high rates of premature death, obesity, and diabetes. But at least one pastor in Tennessee is aiming to use the church to improve community health.

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Drought: A Dry Pill to Swallow in California

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The state has periodically struggled through dry years over the decades, but this is the first time a governor has ever imposed mandatory restrictions on water usage.

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What Does Religious Freedom Mean, Exactly?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Some are surprised by Indiana's religious freedom law. But scholars say the Supreme Court legalized this type of discrimination with their Hobby Lobby ruling last summer.

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Deceptive Lobbying Steers Debate on Highway Bill

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As Congress debates whether to allow bigger trucks on the nation's highways, trucking and railway industries hope to sway lawmakers through deceptive lobbying tactics. 

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