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Starbucks manager told 911 of 2 men 'refusing to make a purchase or leave' before their arrests

Mark Makela/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — The former Starbucks manager whose telephone call initiated the controversial arrest of two African-American men at her downtown Philadelphia store told 911, “I have two gentlemen at my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” according to the taped audio of the call released by police Tuesday. Responding to the 4:37 p.m. call …

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Dick's Sporting Goods announces it will destroy all unsold assault-style weapons

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Almost two months after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced they will no longer be selling assault-style weapons, the company announced it is destroying the unsold stock. “We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our Feb. 28 policy change. We are destroying the firearms in …

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How to recreate royal wedding looks for less

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just weeks away, all eyes are speculating on what dress Markle will wear on her big day. Good Housekeeping’s style director Lori Bergamotto appeared live on “Good Morning America” to break down some of the most popular royal wedding looks in the past, and share …

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Starbucks 911 arrest audio released

Mark Makela/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — The former Starbucks manager whose telephone call initiated the controversial arrest of two African-American men at her downtown Philadelphia store told 911, “I have two gentlemen at my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” according to the taped audio of the call released by police on Tuesday. Responding to the 4:37 p.m. …

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Portland billboards take aim at 'issues of white supremacy and racial inequity'

PDX BILLBOARD PROJECT(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Activists in Portland, Oregon, have launched a billboard campaign to battle white supremacy. The “PDX Billboard Project” began in the past week with 25 black billboards, some featuring images of slain black youths, plastered around the city with large typed slogans to “confront and disrupt the rampant complacency in this city regarding issues of white …

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Step inside the brand new TWA hotel at JFK airport in New York City

David Mitchell(NEW YORK) — Travelers looking for a more gilded age of travel need look no further than the TWA hotel in New York City. Scheduled to open in spring 2019 near John F. Kennedy International Airport, the first photos of a model guestroom have been released. Visitors to the hotel, which has the fabled TWA flight terminal as it’s …

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Starbucks to close 8,000 stores to give staff 'racial-bias' training

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Starbucks said Tuesday it will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores across the nation for one afternoon to train its staff on how to avoid “racial bias” after the arrest of two black men at one of its Philadelphia shops, an incident the coffee giant’s CEO called “reprehensible.” The training is scheduled for the afternoon of May …

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Starbucks shop where 2 black men were arrested draws more scrutiny as officials investigate additional complaints

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The city of Philadelphia has launched an investigation into additional “informal complaints” at a downtown Starbucks shop where witnesses said two black men were arrested for doing nothing more than sitting at a table. Philadephia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement that the city’s Commission on Human Relations will look into other reported instances at the …

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Domino's offering new flexible delivery option for customers

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –Domino’s is looking to increase its sales opportunities by expanding delivery options for customers. Consumers in certain areas no longer have to be at their house or office to pick up a couple of pies. The company is adding over 150,000 delivery “hotspots” to online ordering in the U.S, so that pizza can be delivered to more remote …

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Allegiant Airlines fires back at '60 Minutes' report on its safety culture

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Allegiant Airlines is firing back after a CBS News “60 Minutes” report aired on Sunday night alleging a poor safety culture at the low-cost airline. In a statement sent to reporters Sunday, Eric Gust, vice president of operations at Allegiant, called the story “outdated” and said it “bears no resemblance to Allegiant’s operations today.” One pilot at …

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