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US: Starbucks closes 8,000 stores for racial bias training

In the US, Starbucks is shutting down 8,000 of its stores for one afternoon this week to get their employees to talk about race. This anti-bias training session comes after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia as they were waiting to meet a friend. Black leaders advising Starbucks on the training say they hope it will reinvigorate decades-old efforts to ensure equal treatment for all.

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