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T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

An Amateur's Guide to Viewing the Night Sky

Thursday, January 21, 2016

For the first time in more than a decade, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter are all visible at the same time. We've enlisted an expert to help us locate objects in the night sky.

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A Third Term for Biden?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Following his decision not to run for president this election cycle, some Joe Biden backers are calling for the vice president to consider an unprecedented third term as VP.

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Syrian Refugees Battle With the Gridlock of U.S. Intolerance

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The U.S. has taken just .06 percent of the 4.5 million refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria. Why have so few made it to the U.S. and what happens to them when they arrive?

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Dems Use Trump Card in Refugee Vote

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Using campaign politics, Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have tightened screenings of refugees from Syria and Iraq. 

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A Crisis With No End in Flint

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The mayor of Flint, Michigan discusses the city's water crisis, and a local business owner explains how his restaurant has been trying to survive in the face of contaminated water.

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Without Power and Money, Neglect Festers in Flint

Thursday, January 21, 2016

One journalist asks why a community like Flint gets neglected and poisoned by its city, its state and the federal government charged to protect them.

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Ambassador Samantha Power: Politics Gets Personal

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, took time away from the negotiating table to volunteer at a community center with a number of refugees.

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From Gang Life to Life on Campus

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

In Boston, an educational nonprofit is helping former gang members and convicted felons get into community college, and attempting to transform a troubled neighborhood in the process. 

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New Doc Chronicles Innovative Life in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A new documentary, "Salam Neighbor," looks at how Syrians are making a living in the Zaatari refugee camp and surrounding areas.

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#OscarsSoWhite: How the Hollywood Machine Plays Racial Politics

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

For the second year in a row, not a single person of color was nominated for an acting Oscar, something that has reignited the conversation about race and the entertainment industry.

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Your Guide to The Weirdest Places in the U.K.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Author Bill Bryson discusses his latest guidebook to all the odd places that appear on maps of the United Kingdom.

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History of Mistrust Feeds TB Outbreak in Alabama

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

In the small town of Marion, Alabama, officials are trying to identify the source of a tuberculosis outbreak that has killed three people.

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SCOTUS Will Rule On Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead of 2016 Election

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The case will be argued during the first half of this year with a decision expected in June—just weeks before Democrats and Republicans select nominees for the 2016 election.

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Is it Time to Boycott the Oscars?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Outcry from Hollywood and the twittersphere has some questioning if it’s time to take a stand against the Academy. Share your thoughts with us here.
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A Degree Out of Reach

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

According to a report from Columbia's Community College Research Center, one of the biggest hurdles facing community college students is transfer to bachelor degree programs.

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Examining Indira Gandhi's Long Lasting Legacy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fifty years ago today, Indira Gandhi was elected India's first female prime minister. She surprised many, leading the country with a strong hand.

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How Geology Can Determine Destiny

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Steve LeVine, Washington correspondent for Quartz, explains how geology and plate tectonics have helped determine our fate, from the time of super-continents like Pangea through today.

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Astronomers Rename Dozens of Exoplanets

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Musica, Orbitar, Poltergiest: Thanks to a world-wide public vote, boring exoplanet names have received a much-needed upgrade.

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What's in Your Water?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Scientists warn that the regulation of America's drinking water has lagged since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972. 

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Democrats Square Off in Charleston

Monday, January 18, 2016

Last night during the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley went toe-to-toe on everything from police brutality to ISIS.

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