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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

150 Years Later, Atlanta Challenges Civil War 'Myth'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Exactly 150 years after Civil War General William T. Sherman marched from Atlanta to Savannah with some 60,000 troops, some are arguing that history got it wrong. 

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New Clashes Raise Tensions Between Israelis and Palestinians

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This morning in Israel, two Palestinian assailants reportedly stormed a synagogue in West Jerusalem, killing at least four worshippers.

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Fighting the 'Pure Evil' of ISIS

Monday, November 17, 2014

Over the weekend, another American—26-year-old U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig—died at the hands of the Islamic State. President Obama called it "an act of pure evil."

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Playing Politics With the Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

Senator Mary Landrieu is facing a runoff for her seat. She worked with the GOP to bring the Keystone XL Pipeline up for a vote. Will it help her in Louisiana?

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The Secret & Disturbing History of Washington D.C.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Today, Washington D.C. is mostly seen as an orderly layout of marble government buildings. But one historian says that the nation's capital was once a chaotic and disturbing city.

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Following Philae Through the Universe

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's been five days since the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander successfully touched down on comet 67P. For a check-in on Philae we turn to Eric Hand, a reporter for Science Magazine.

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A Dingo Ate Her Baby, and America Found a Punchline

Monday, November 17, 2014

Coroners finally determined, 32 years after the fact, that a dingo did kill Lindy Chamberlain's daughter. But as Retro Report details, more people know the joke rather than the truth.

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After Years in Limbo, Senate to Vote on Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Keystone XL pipeline has been in political limbo for years. Sen. John Hoeven explains why Congress has decided to move forward on Keystone legislation now.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Power, War, and The Best of The Web

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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Mormon Church Confronts Its Uncomfortable Past

Friday, November 14, 2014

For the first time, the Mormon Church has officially acknowledged the full extent of prophet Joseph Smith’s polygamy. Is the church being forthcoming or is this just a cynical PR move? 

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Erasing Religious Holidays From School Calendars

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Maryland Muslim community asked its school board to recognize Muslim holidays. Instead, the board voted to strip the school calendar of religious holiday references.

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Massey Energy CEO Indicted in Deadly Mine Disaster

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in West Virginia killed 29 miners. Now the CEO of the company that owned the mine has been indicted.

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Obama to Pledge Billions to Help Poor Nations Fight Climate Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Developing nations have repeatedly called on the industrialized world to financially support their efforts to reduce emissions.

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GruberGate: ACA Architect Says Lack of Transparency Helped Pass Law

Friday, November 14, 2014

There's more bad news for the war-weary Affordable Care Act. A video has surfaced of ACA architect Jonathan Gruber saying that "the stupidity of the American voter" helped pass the law.

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Calling All Mexican-Americans: Your #YaMeCanse Stories

Friday, November 14, 2014

Are you a Mexican-American that's fed up? Have you had enough? Tell us your own personal story and we may contact you for an interview.

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Massachusetts Town Clashes Over First-in-Nation Ban on Tobacco Sales

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A town in central Massachusetts could be the first town in the U.S. to ban all tobacco sales.

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Putin Uses Ukraine, Iran to Antagonize the West

Thursday, November 13, 2014

From Ukraine to Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t afraid of antagonizing the West—even if it does come with some economic pain.

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Immigration: A Bishop's View from the Border

Thursday, November 13, 2014

As Congress debates immigration reform, Mark Seitz, Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas describes the fears and concerns of young immigrant children grappling with broken families.

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We Landed on a Comet. What Now?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

With the Rosetta spacecraft secured on Comet 67P, scientists are hoping to discover where the building blocks of life came from and how we can identify life outside our planet.

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HealthCare.Gov Re-Opens For Business

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HealthCare.gov is open for business again. The open enrollment period for 2015 coverage kicks off on November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.

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