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T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

ISIS Fears Spark Tentative Unity in Libya

Friday, January 15, 2016

The power vacuum created with the death of Muammar Qaddafi has left room for the Islamic State to grow. Now warring factions in Libya have agreed to a tentative unity government. 

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New Case of Ebola Emerges in Sierra Leone

Friday, January 15, 2016

The news comes just hours after officials at the World Health Organization declared an end to the outbreak in West Africa.

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Films to Catch and Skip This Weekend

Friday, January 15, 2016

This week we look at "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," "Norm of the North," and "Ride Along 2." 

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A Life of Beauty and Turmoil in Haiti

Friday, January 15, 2016

In her new memoir, "A Sky the Color of Chaos," author M.J. Fievre chronicles the turmoil of her childhood, political unrest, and the deeply beautiful qualities of Haiti.

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Did the GOP Candidates Capture South Carolina Republicans?

Friday, January 15, 2016

Nse Ekpo of the South Carolina Republican Party was in the audience for last night's GOP debate. He explains what Republicans in The Palmetto State are looking for in a candidate.

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Nigeria Moves From Bloody History to Bright Future

Friday, January 15, 2016

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Nigeria's first coup d'etat. After years of unrest, Nigeria is currently Africa's biggest economy.

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Obama the Peacemaker? President Embraces Weapons of Nuclear Violence

Thursday, January 14, 2016

President Obama has worked globally to reduce the nuclear weapons arsenal. But when it comes to the U.S., plans are underway to create the most powerful and stealth nuclear weapon yet.

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Big Data Policing: Fresno Takes a Page from 'Minority Report'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Fresno, California “Real Time Crime Center” is relying on a database that ranks potential criminals for their threat level, and then officers in the field respond accordingly. 

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A Showdown in The Refugee 'Jungle'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In a migrant community known as "The Jungle" on the outskirts of Calais, France, migrants are protesting a decision to move to more permanent housing. 

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Why Al Jazeera America Pulled the Plug

Thursday, January 14, 2016

On Wednesday afternoon, executives at Al Jazeera America (AJAM) gathered employees to inform that the effective April of this year, AJAM TV and digital content would no longer exist.

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Can the U.S. Really Cure Cancer?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new cancer research initiative to be led by Vice President Biden. Is America up to the task?

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What 'The West Wing' Teaches Us About the State of the Union

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Actor Richard Schiff explains what "Toby Ziegler," his "West Wing" character, would think of last night's State of the Union address, the Obama Administration, and the 2016 election.

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Cheekiness, Enthusiasm, Regret: Obama's Last SOTU Seeks to Shake Things Up

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

President Obama's last State of the Union address was billed by the administration as "non-traditional." But was it really so different?

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Falling Oil Prices Mean Trouble For Unstable Governments

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The price of crude oil has hit a 12-year low. But plummeting oil prices affect precarious governments that are dependent on energy revenues.

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Tavis Smiley Renews 'The Covenant with Black America'

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ten years ago, "The Covenant" was billed as a plan to move black communities forward. Here, Tavis Smiley assesses what experts and activist envision for the future of the black agenda.

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Death Penalty Struck Down in Florida

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a Florida death penalty law that gives judges—not juries—a large role in deciding the fate of inmates involved in capital punishment cases.

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An Inside Look at Powerball Math

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This week, one American could walk away with a Powerball ticket worth $1.5 billion. But according to math, you're not going to win.

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Terrorism in Our Backyards

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In the wake of Friday's attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, a former FBI special agent explains how federal and local officials prevent domestic terror attacks. 

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The Future of the Global Internet Hangs in The Balance

Friday, October 30, 2015

According to Freedom House's annual Internet Freedom Report, digital civil liberties have been curtailed across the globe for the fifth year in a row.

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Who's Torching Black Churches in St. Louis?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A series of fires at seven predominantly black churches in the St. Louis region have once again stirred an area that's become a national focal point for issues of racial tension.

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