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T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

#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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Pension Giant Responds to Allegations of Land Grabbing

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pension giant TIAA-CREF has been accused of buying agricultural land that was essentially stolen from local communities in Brazil. The company responds directly for the first time here.

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Out of Isolation: Iran Steps Forward into Global Community

Monday, January 18, 2016

After more than 30 years, oil and financial sanctions against Iran were lifted over the weekend, something that will have major implications for commerce and diplomatic ties worldwide.

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Another Police Shooting Video Raises Questions in Chicago

Friday, January 15, 2016

On Thursday, a federal judge ordered that a video of another police shooting in Chicago be released. The footage captures a white officer shooting a black teen.

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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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