Starbucks’ racial-bias training, Flight MH370 probe: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

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Starbucks will close all of its company-owned coffee shops in the U.S. on Tuesday afternoon to conduct racial-bias training following the embarrassing arrest of two African-American men at a store last month. Nearly 175,000 employees will receive the training. The Seattle-based chain came under fire after staff at a Philadelphia store called the police on the two men when they didn’t buy anything and asked to use the restrooms. The men were told restrooms were for paying customers only. They were arrested even though they explained they were waiting for a friend, who arrived later. Starbucks changed its policy earlier this month, telling employees in a letter that customers can use bathrooms “regardless of whether they make a purchase.”

 

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