The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 23rd, 2022 morning edition

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Starbucks is closing the store in Seattle where employees were the first to vote to form a union in the chain’s home city.

It’s not the first time Starbucks has pointed to safety concerns to explain a closure.

“We are beginning to close stores,” because of safety issues, interim CEO Howard Schultz said in a video posted to Twitter in July.

Starbucks is closing the first Seattle location to vote to unionize.

Efforts to unionize Starbucks locations have been gaining steam since December 2021, when a store in Buffalo became the first to unionize.

Starbucks had nearly 10,000 company-operated stores in North America as of October 2021, according to its most recent annual report.

Last week, Starbucks workers across the country went on a one-day strike to protest what they see as retaliation for unionizing efforts. »

Russian Territory Officials Demand Putin Officially End His Mobilization

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing calls from some territory officials to formally end his mobilization of troops amid the Ukraine invasion.

The mobilization was seen as a major escalation of the war amid setbacks, and Ukraine this week accused Russia of starting a new mobilization in Crimea.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian state media RIA Novosti on Tuesday that his office has not yet seen the letter. »

Supreme Court allows release of Trump's tax returns to House Democrats

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former President Donald Trump's last-ditch plea to block the release of his tax records to House Democrats, paving the way for their possible disclosure to the lawmakers.

Earlier this month, Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked the Ways and Means panel from accessing Trump’s tax records while the court decided how to act on Trump’s request.

House Democrats, as well as the Biden administration, urged the court to reject Trump's request, saying their demand for the tax documents reflected a valid legislative purpose. »

Parents welcome twins from embryos frozen 30 years ago

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aired its final episode, and the babies born to Rachel and Philip Ridgeway a couple of weeks ago were frozen as embryos.

Philip and Rachel Ridgeway had twins born from embryos that were frozen for about 30 years.

The remaining three embryos were transferred into Rachel on March 2, 29 years and 10 months after they were frozen. »

Nintendo doesn't even want you to have pictures of emulated Switch games

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Nintendo has gone on another emulation-related DMCA spree, but this time the company's target is, uh, let me check my notes here… ah, pictures of Switch games.

The selection of games affected by the DMCA notice is pretty strange, too - there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of other Nintendo games represented on the site, many of them on Switch.

These are the best Switch games you should definitely never-ever attempt to run on anything but a Switch. »