Who wants Yahoo?, Ecuadorian earthquake, Johnny Depp’s “war on terrier”

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What to watch for today

Deadline day for Yahoo bids. The internet company is on the block today, with Reuters reporting that Time won’t proceed with a bid as it believes reversing Yahoo’s fortunes is too difficult. The sale is not expected to include Yahoo’s stakes in Alibaba or Yahoo Japan.

The US Supreme Court considers presidential authority and immigration. The court will assess whether president Barack Obama overstepped his executive authority by granting deportation amnesty to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.

The 100th Pulitzer Prizes are announced. The best of American journalism is honored at a ceremony from Columbia University beginning at 3 pm ET.

Over the weekend

Brazil’s lower house of congress voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff. The case now goes to the senate. Vice-president Michel Temer will take over the top job if two-thirds of the senate votes to remove the president, who is accused of fudging the national budget to make the deficit appear smaller.

Oil producers failed to agree to a production freeze. Iran did not show up to their meeting in Doha, and without its participation in a freeze no such agreement was possible, Saudi Arabia insisted. With the market glut looking set to continue, oil prices plummeted.

An earthquake in Ecuador killed more than 270. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the strongest to hit the country in decades, has left thousands injured and buildings in ruins. The country has called a state of national emergency.

CaixaBank made another bid for Banco BPI. Spain’s third-largest lender made its second offer in the space of a year for the Portuguese lender. Caixa already owns 44% of Banco BPI, and offered $1.8 billion for the remainder. BPI shares have halted trading since April 8.

Pope Francis made an emotional visit to the refugee camp in Lesbos. He told those waiting at the Moira detention center not to lose hope. He also took 12 Syrian refugees back to the Vatican on his plane.


Quartz obsession interlude

Marcie Bianco on how social-media “thingification” is an obstacle for feminism. “By thingification, I mean the making of ourselves into ‘things’–commodities for others’ consumption. By turning our lives into a series of images, and attempting to be desired or ‘liked’ by everyone, we end up in a state of alienation–both from others and from ourselves.” Read more here.

Matters of Debate

Robots are indeed coming for our jobs. But it’s not unemployment (paywall) we have to worry about.

Turkey’s autocrat is pulling Merkel’s strings. The German chancellor’s decision to allow the prosecution of an anti-Erdogan comedian is a blow to free speech. 

America needs a cartographic makeover. The 50-state model is socially and economically outdated (paywall).

Surprising discoveries

The ocean floor contains remnants of exploding stars from millions of years ago. This ancient stardust contains evidence of the explosions that made the Earth’s climate livable.

Laugh, or die! Psychologists believe your sense of humor may have evolutionary origins.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are no longer in the doghouse. They avoided conviction for illegally bringing in their Yorkshire terriers to Australia.

Stagnant wages aren’t problematic for everyone. But America’s Generation Xers, who are in their peak earning years, are undoubtedly suffering.

The world’s first Pastafarian wedding took place in New Zealand. Two members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster tied the knot—on a pirate ship.

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