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Listen Up, Dad: 11 Things Teens on Reddit Find Cool

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Attempting to connect with a younger generation can be confusing, daunting and just depressing.

Luckily Reddit is here to remind the elder Millennial and beyond “what’s the bees knees?”

In an r/AskReddit thread, one user asked the teens who use the site the age-old question that truly shows your age, “What’s cool nowadays?”

Though the site’s anonymity provides no insight on the demographics or regions of those who answered, users…

Darth Vader Is Now Running for President in Ukraine, Sort Of

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Imperial leader Darth Vader — or at least his closest Earth-based facsimile — is joining the crowded Ukrainian presidential race as a representative of the country’s “Internet party,” according to a new report.

This Darth Vader has been a popular protester in Kiev, and has participated in several marches over the last few months in Independence Square. He represents the theatrical, but very real, Ukraine Internet Party.

Last November,…

U.S. Film Crew Recounts Harrowing Escape From Pro-Russian Mob in Ukraine

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An American documentary film crew says it was attacked by a crowd in Ukraine on Saturday and barely escaped alive, Mashable has learned.

The crew, which consisted of five Americans — including the team behind the 2013 award-winning documentary Blood Brother — and three Ukrainian assistants, had traveled to Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine to finish shooting its new Kickstarter-backed documentary Gennadiy, about a local children’s orphanage.

Under the Gun, Crimea Goes to the Polls to Decide Its Future

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KIEV, Ukraine — In what seemed to be an ominous beginning to the day, dark clouds and heavy rains swept over Crimea as residents of the Black Sea peninsula went to the polls to decide their future in a move backed by the Kremlin but denounced by the acting Ukrainian government and the West.

As those in Crimea vote, they will be doing so literally under the gun, with thousands of heavily armed Russian soldiers and several Kalashnikov-wielding pro-Russian militia units who have besieged the…

Teenager’s Death Reignites Protests Across Turkey

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Protests against Turkey’s government flared up around the country after the death of a boy who had been unconscious since he was injured in the initial uprising last Summer.

Berkin Elvan, 15, was walking to get bread at a local store in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, when a tear gas canister smashed into his skull, according to the BBC. He was in a coma for the 269 days that followed and withered to a mere 35 pounds before he died on Tuesday.

Teenager’s Death Reignites Protests Across Turkey

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Protests against Turkey’s government flared up around the country after the death of a boy who had been unconscious since he was injured in the initial uprising last Summer.

Berkin Elvan, 15, was walking to get bread at a local store in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, when a tear gas canister smashed into his skull, according to the BBC. He was in a coma for the 269 days that followed and withered to a mere 35 pounds before he died on Tuesday.

Ukraine Prime Minister: ‘We Won’t Give a Centimeter’ to Russia

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KIEV –- Ukraine’s newly appointed prime minister vowed on Saturday to not give up “a centimeter” of land to Moscow, as dueling demonstrations turned violent in Crimea and Russian troops tighten their grip on the peninsula.

Meanwhile, separatists stormed the regional government headquarters in the eastern city of Lugansk, in the latest sign that unrest is spreading.

“This is our land. Our fathers and grandfathers have spilled their blood…

Julian Assange at SXSW: All Talk but Nothing to Say

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AUSTIN, Texas — Embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a rare onstage appearance at SXSWi on Sunday via Skype in a wide-ranging conversation about the NSA and WikiLeaks’ role in the political discourse and online communications over the past decade.

The interview, conducted by Benjamin Palmer of the creative agency Barbarian Group, was marred by technology issues for those at SXSW as well as those trying to view the live stream online.

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Russia’s English Language TV Channel: We’re Biased and So Are You

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RT, the Russian government-funded English-language television channel, presents its country’s view of the world

So, it claims, does every other broadcaster. RT is just honest enough to admit it.

“Media outlets do not exist in a vacuum. Can you really expect any American corporate-owned news network to report a story in a way that goes against the U.S. national interest? Or Euronews to not advocate EC positions?” said Margarita Simonyan, who has led the editorial side of RT since its…

Backstage at the Oscars: 8 Odd or Inspiring Quotes

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LOS ANGELES — Beyond Ellen Degeneres’ multi-celebrity selfie, which became Twitter’s most-retweeted tweet ever, the 86th Academy Awards delivered emotional onstage speeches and musical performances

But backstage, unseen and unheard by the TV audience, the night’s big winners offered a more unusual variety of statements

Mashable spent the Oscars in the press room, where every winner answered questions from the media. Their answers ranged from quirky to serious. Below, we’ve listed eight…

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