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Thursday April 6th, 2023 evening edition

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For over 20 years, Clarence Thomas has been treated to luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow.

For over 20 years, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been treated to luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow.

If Thomas had chartered the plane and the 162-foot yacht himself, the total cost of the trip could have exceeded $500,000.

Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, front left, with Harlan Crow, back right, and others in Flores, Indonesia, in July 2019.

For more than two decades, Thomas has accepted luxury trips virtually every year from the Dallas businessman without disclosing them, documents and interviews show.

By accepting the trips, Thomas has broken long-standing norms for judges’ conduct, ethics experts and four current or retired federal judges said.

First image: From left, Crow, Paoletta, Ginni Thomas and Clarence Thomas in Indonesia in 2019. »

Russian rouble fell to its lowest level over last year: 80 roubles to the dollar

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The Russian rouble has fallen against the dollar for the first time since April last year, to 80 roubles against the USD during trading on the Moscow Currency Exchange.

At 09:50 (Kyiv time), the dollar exchange rate was 80.2 roubles to the US dollar.

On 1 March, the Russian rouble fell to its lowest level in 10 months, losing about 20% of its value since the beginning of December. »

Newlywed man killed after bride’s ex gifts them home theatre music system rigged with explosives

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A newlywed man and his brother died after a home theatre music system that they received as a wedding gift exploded in India's Chhattisgarh state.

The explosive-laden music system was allegedly gifted by the bride's ex-lover, who was livid about her getting married to another man, the police said.

Hemendra Merawi died on Monday in his house in the Kabirdham district as soon as he plugged in the music system. »

Minnesota Could Become a Trans Sanctuary State

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The bill also protects families, trans people, and healthcare workers from extradition orders and legal repercussions associated with travel to Minnesota for care.

child's parent or guardian assisted the child in receiving gender-affirming care in this state must not be enforced in this state,” the bill says.

Minnesota would be the second state to pass transgender refuge legislation; last year, California became the first sanctuary state for trans people seeking care. »

National Student Loans Service Centre

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The Government of Canada has permanently eliminated the accumulation of interest on Canada Student Loans effective April 1st, 2023.

If you paid interest on your student loan in 2022, your Tax Receipt and annual statement will be available in your secure inbox as of January 13th, 2023.

The Government of Canada and Manitoba have integrated the administration of their student loan programs effective July 1st, 2022.For more details, please visit: Manitoba Student Aid. »