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Byeeee Dilma! Brazil’s senate has voted and will be saying tchau to President Dilma Rouseff. Rouseff will be placed on trial for illegally manipulating fiscal accounts, making her the second leader since democracy was restored in 1985 to be forced to step down amid impeachment proceedings. 55 senators voted to move forward with it and 22 voted against the move. Ms. Rousseff will have to step down almost immediately to stand trial, which could take up to 180 days. Vice President Michel Temer will assume the presidency for the duration of the trial and would finish out her term through the end of 2018 if she is convicted. Read more
• Google announced yesterday they are banning ads for payday lenders and similar services starting on July 13. A statement released by Google’s director of global product policy David Graff said “We will no longer allow ads for loans where repayment is due within 60 days of the date of issue. In the U.S., we are also banning ads for loans with an APR of 36 percent or higher.”
• A Colorado judge has ruled Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear is mentally incapable of participating in the case against him. Dear who is 57, is charged with 179 felony counts including murder and attempted murder in the November 27, 2015, shootings.
• Chicago’s own Chancelor Bennett aka Chance the Rapper & Lin-Manuel Miranda creator of Hamilton are on the cover of Complex magazine.
• Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’ opened the Cannes Film Festival but it’s the controversy around the director’s life that’s in the spotlight. His son, Ronan Farrow, recently published an essay in The Hollywood Reporter that attacked the media for failing to challenge his director father over sister Dylan Farrow’s allegations of sexual abuse and at the Cannes event last night a rape joke by French comedian Laurent Lafitte was directed at him. Red carpet arrival pictures can be viewed here.
• A new exhibition “Across Art and Fashion” curated by fashion expert Maria Luisa Frisa will debut in Florence on May 18. The pieces that will be displayed include a Salvatore Ferragamo pump inspired by the Fifties’ work of American artist Kenneth Noland; an Elsa Schiaparelli dress designed in collaboration with Salvador Dalì in the Thirties; a Piet Mondrian-inspired Yves Saint Laurent dress; a Hussein Chalayan wooden corset; as well as a dress realized by Undercover creative director Jun Takahashi. The Ferragamo Foundation and the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum sponsored it.
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