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Howard Schultz confronted by woman who shared Starbucks arrest video

Former Starbucks CEO and Chairman Howard Schultz looks out at the audience during a book promotion tour, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in New York. Democrats across the political spectrum lashed out at the billionaire businessman on Monday after he teased the prospect of an independent 2020 bid, a move Democrats fear would split their vote and all but ensure President Donald Trump’s re-election. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NYKW102 NYKW102

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz acknowledged the manager of one of the company's shops in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested last year might not have called authorities if the two men had been white. The acknowledgement came Wednesday night at an event in Philadelphia where Schultz was confronted by the...

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