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Friday April 7th, 2023 night edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be impeached following a report that he accepted luxurious gifts from a billionaire Republican donor for decades.

For years, Thomas took luxury trips and outings on yachts and private jets owned by Dallas businessman Harlan Crow, according to an investigation by ProPublica.

Thomas did not disclose the travel, the investigation found.

The New York congresswoman also said the report of Thomas’s alleged misconduct reflects negatively on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Ocasio-Cortez is not the only Democratic lawmaker to blast Thomas after the report was released.

Crow in a statement did not deny the allegations that Thomas had accepted such trips from him over the years, but he said the Supreme Court justice never asked for the gifts.

“Justice Thomas and Ginni never asked for any of this hospitality,” referring to the justice’s wife, Ginni Thomas. »

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. »

TN lawmaker asks students what gun they’re ‘comfortable being shot with’

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“You’re not going to like my answer, and look, I’m going to say that straight up,” Lamberth said to the students.

Confronted by students protesting at the Tennessee Capitol following a mass shooting at a school in Nashville, a state lawmaker posed a question that has drawn intense criticism.

“If there is a firearm out there that you’re comfortable being shot with, please show me which one it is,” he asked rhetorically. »

Sweden: State actor likeliest culprit for pipeline sabotage

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The pipelines, known as Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, are majority-owned by Russia’s state-run energy giant Gazprom.

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Thursday a state actor was the most likely culprit for the explosions that incapacitated the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea last year, an act deemed as sabotage.

Authorities and investigators in Denmark, Sweden and other countries early on suspected the explosions were deliberate attacks and consider them sabotage. »

Clarence Thomas accepted luxury gifts from GOP megadonor for decades without disclosing them: report

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Clarence Thomas accepted luxury gifts from GOP megadonor for decades without disclosing them: report.

Show Caption Hide Caption Clarence Thomas secretly vacationed with GOP megadonor, reports say Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly accepted gifts from GOP megadonor Harlan Crow, including trips on a superyacht and to a private resort in New York.

Thomas accepted luxury gifts without disclosing them, according to report. »