Behind the Braid: Who Is Yulia Tymoshenko?

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Protesters stand in front of a portrait of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the central Independence square in Kiev, #Ukraine, Dec. 5, 2013. Image: Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tiahnybok signed a deal this morning to end the bloodshed that has taken over […]


Watch the Famous NYC Pride March From Around the World

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You don’t have to travel to New York City this weekend to experience the NYC Pride March. On Sunday, June 29, the city streets will welcome the march, and Mashable has your front-row seats. We’ll be providing coverage, commentary and interviews live from the march route. Tune in right here on Mashable or via the […]


Why an Easy Energy-Efficiency Bill Is So Hard

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Despite widespread support from Democrats, Republicans, environmentalists and industry groups — in addition to assurances from #Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the chamber would consider it before the August recess — an #energy-efficiency #bill won’t get a floor debate until at least September. The Senate, which managed to pass a comprehensive immigration-reform bill in […]


Senate clears way for $1.1T spending bill following days of uncertainty


Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, as the Senate considers a spending bill. Image: Lauren Victoria Burke/Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate unexpectedly cleared the way Saturday night for swift passage of a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill that highlighted fissures inside both political parties […]


What’s Wrong With Ohio Voting Machine Software?

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In the state that is likely to decide the leader of the free world Tuesday, an 11th hour “experimental software patch” is causing consternation, confusion and a lawsuit. Ohio, regarded as the “tipping point” swing state in Governor Mitt Romney and U.S. President #Barack Obama‘s quest for 270 electoral votes Tuesday, uses electronic #voting machines. […]


Ebola Survivor: ‘We Can’t Afford to Wait’

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#Ebola survivor Dr. #Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.Image: AP […]


Samsung Opens Solar-Powered Internet Schools in Africa

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Old shipping containers repurposed into solar-powered classrooms are giving students in the most remote parts of #Africa access to #education and innovation. Samsung’s Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative brings mobile classrooms filled with gadgets to rural towns like Phomolong, home to about 5,000 to 10,000 people. By outfitting a mobile shipping container with desks, a 50-inch […]