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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Migrant Crisis Escalates Worldwide

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In 2014 alone, as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children will show up at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 130,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from Africa.

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Will the GOP Take on Immigration Reform?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As lawmakers head back to Washington D.C. today, one item looms over the remainder of this session: The prospect of immigration reform. 

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China, U.S. Reach Landmark Climate Deal

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After two days of meetings in China, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set new targets to cut carbon emissions by 2030.

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Internet at the Speed of Government?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

President Obama came out in support of net neutrality this week. An advocate against the policy explains why he believes the internet is not a public utility.

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How the Borders of WWI Shape the Conflict in Iraq

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boundaries created after WWI have led to many modern day conflicts, including the current struggle between Kurdish forces and the group that calls itself the Islamic State.  

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Jackie Kennedy's Unseen Struggle With PTSD

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Jackie Kennedy witnessed the shooting death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, it was a moment that changed the world. It also profoundly changed Jackie herself.

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Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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Torture, The War on Terror, and The Whistle-Blower That Wasn't

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Researcher Scott Gerwehr knew the real role American psychologists played in enhanced interrogation. He wanted to come forward as a whistleblower, but died before he had a chance.

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Audio Essay: Remembering Those Who Serve

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, The Takeaway offers our thanks and appreciation to all of the men and women who have served our country, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in wars past.

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Voter Turnout: A National Embarrassment?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Though the final numbers are still being added up, it looks Americans have set a new record: The 2014 midterms commanded the lowest voter turnout in 70 years.

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The Holy Killings That Rocked U.S. Foreign Policy

Monday, November 10, 2014

In 1980, U.S. foreign policy was rocked when four American churchwomen—three nuns and one missionary—were killed in El Salvador.

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In Arkansas, Voters Keep a Present-Day Prohibition

Monday, November 10, 2014

Prohibition ended over 80 years ago, but on Election Day, Arkansas voters rejected an amendment to authorize statewide sale of alcohol.  

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Secretive Talks Free Two Americans in North Korea

Monday, November 10, 2014

The New York Times' David Sanger has new details about the secretive talks that led to the release of two American prisoners, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, held in North Korea.

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For Some in California, That Felony is Now a Misdemeanor

Monday, November 10, 2014

With the passage of Proposition 47, about 10,000 inmates serving time in California may now be eligible to apply for a shortened sentence.

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Kurds Step Up in Fight Against ISIS

Monday, November 10, 2014

While the official U.S. policy is that Iraq must remain unified, Kurdish officials have made no secret of the fact that they do not intend to be again dominated by Baghdad.

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The U.S. Government Vs. James Risen

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York Times reporter James Risen is being pressed by the DOJ to testify against one of his sources. He's determined not to comply, and his latest book is proof of that.

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The Weekender: Fake Attack Ads, Funny Lady Maria Bamford, and Jackie O's Untold Story

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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For Maria Bamford, Mental Illness & Comedy Collide

Friday, November 07, 2014

Maria Bamford often plays an exaggerated version of herself. But she's also navigating a complicated, disturbing, and not so funny world of mental illness.

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News Quiz | Week of Nov. 7, 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

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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Never-Published Steinbeck Story Surfaces

Friday, November 07, 2014

A lost story by the literary great will be published for the first time today in The Strand magazine.

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