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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

New Peacekeeper Cools Tension in Ferguson

Friday, August 15, 2014

Missouri's governor named Captain Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol as the new leader of security operations in Ferguson. Capt. Johnson spent much of last night with protesters, listening to their stories and marching alongside them through the streets. 

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Take a Real Vacation

Friday, August 15, 2014

Science says your brain needs it.

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Baltimore Enforces Tough Curfew for City's Teens

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In Baltimore, a new curfew law requires some teens to be off the street after 9:00 pm. City officials say the law serves to help at-risk youth by helping them stay off the streets before they fall into a life of crime. But critics of the law say it’s discriminatory and promotes racial profiling.

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'Municipal Shock & Awe' in Ferguson

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"It's hard to understand what threat justified this," said New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb. He was at the protests last night and said that police fired rubber bullets and fired flash grenades during the protests.

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The Story Behind the World's Largest T-Rex

Thursday, August 14, 2014

About 24 years ago, the research team at the Black Hills Institute of Hill City, South Dakota made one of the greatest paleontological finds in history when it discovered the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. But with many great finds among the vast acreage of the West, one man's claim is often subject to seizure.

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Is the U.S. Bailing on Baghdad?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Is the city of Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq the new Baghdad? When examining U.S. foreign policy, it now seems to involve a greater emphasis on making Kurdistan safe from ISIS, even as Baghdad's political stability and its ability to defend itself seems to be eroding.

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Is Putin's 'Humanitarian' Mission a Trojan Horse?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

About 260 Russian vehicles said to be carrying aid to eastern Ukraine remained parked at a military base in the southeastern Russia. Ukrainian officials are claiming that the trucks are full of military assistance for pro-Russian separatist fighters. Whether it’s Red Cross supplies or a 21st century Trojan horse, tensions are running high.

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Ole Miss May Drop its Nickname

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The issue of symbolism is one Ole Miss, or the University of Mississippi, is struggling with now. University of Mississippi officials are reviewing the school’s nickname as part of a bigger inquiry into the school’s historic associations with symbols of the Confederacy.

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Hollywood Film Icon Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A sultry actress and a true Hollywood film star, Lauren Bacaldied yesterday at the age of 89. Lauren Bacall was always the dreamer with a sexy voice, a fierce sense of determination, and an unforgettable style. 

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Iraq: The Case for a King

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Former Iraqi Minister of Trade, Defense, and Finance, Ali Allawi, reminds us that before Saddam Hussein, Iraq had a monarchy. He says that a monarchy may be a long-shot, but it's hardly a remote idea. 

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The Fine Line Between Humor and Mental Illness

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams has become today's symbol of tortured comedic genius - and now a new generation of comedians are plucking the depths of despair for material. 

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The Takeaway Book Club: 'All Our Names'

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"All Our Names" is the new work from author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant. This book has been selected as the third work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club. Here, the He-Man Book Lovers Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota reflect on the book.

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America's Reluctant Return to Iraq

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In Iraq, a political crisis is underway as Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki continues to refuse to relinquish power. And the U.S. military is struggling to effectively deliver much needed aid to thousands of Iraqi Yazidis. George Packer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, says that Iraq is in need of a unifying figure.

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Can The U.S. Help Iraq Save Itself?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis remain trapped atop Mount Sinjar, and on Sunday evening, Britain's Royal Air Force was forced to abort an aid drop amid fears that the thousands below could be injured. Here, The Takeaway examines what it takes to make humanitarian missions successful.

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In St. Louis, A Long & Troubled Past with Race

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As Ferguson, Missouri remains on edge surrounding the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old killed by a police officer over the weekend, one professor provides a look at St. Louis's long dark history with race relations.

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The Man That Touched America: A Tribute to Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Throughout his life, Robin Williams electrified the screen with his wit, humor, compassion, and kindness. He was a man that touched America, and will be missed by the world. Help us say goodbye to Robin Williams. Leave a comment with your tribute, or give us a call at 1-877-869-8253.

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'I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Why a new blog that gives victims of sexual assault and harassment a place to share stories has struck a nerve with so many people.

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Inside the LAPD's Problems With Crime Reporting

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A new controversy is brewing at the Los Angeles Police Department. According to a new investigation by the Los Angeles Times, the LAPD has misclassified over 1,200 serious violent offenses.

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Connecting The Dots Between Music & Academia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

After just one year of music lessons, the reading scores of 9- and 10-year-old students from low-income neighborhoods held steady, while the scores of their peers, who didn't study an instrument, dipped. That's the finding of a new study from Northwestern University. 

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Tensions Run High Over St. Louis Teen's Death

Monday, August 11, 2014

In St. Louis, Missouri, the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man has sparked outrage among the community. About 200 people took to the streets in protest over the weekend—the demonstrations started out peaceful and then turned violent.

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