The Daily Populous

Thursday August 17th, 2023 day edition

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A New Jersey federal judge has ordered Starbucks to pay a former employee who was awarded $25.6 million in a wrongful termination suit an extra $2.7 million in damages.

Shannon Phillips, a former regional director for the chain, sued the coffee giant in 2019, claiming that she was fired for being white.

On Wednesday, Judge Joel Slomsky ordered Starbucks to pay Phillips $2,736,755 in back pay, front pay and tax gross, court documents show.

In this April 15, 2018, file photo, protestors demonstrate outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia.

Police arrested two black men who were waiting inside the Starbucks which prompted an apology from the company's CEO.

The ruling comes after a Camden jury ordered the coffee giant to pay Phillips $25.6 million in settlement money, including punitive and compensatory damages, following a trial in June.

The arrests sparked nationwide protests and prompted Starbucks to close some of its stores for a day for racial bias training. »

Trump supporters post names and addresses of Georgia grand jurors online

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Advance Democracy also noted that users were posting the names and images of people believed to have been grand jurors on other social media sites.

The indictment issued Monday lists the names of the grand jury members but not their addresses or other personal information.

“These jurors have signed their death warrant by falsely indicting President Trump," a post on a pro-Trump forum read in response to a post including the names of jurors, which was viewed by NBC News. »

Russia confirms it hit Swedish plant in Lutsk, saying it was a military target

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The Russian Embassy in Sweden, in a rude comment, confirmed the strike on the Swedish company SKF’s plant in Lutsk on the night of 14-15 August, saying that it is a legitimate military target.

Details: After that, the Russian embassy began to directly threaten that "not only the Swedish equipment supplied to the Banderites [Ukrainians - ed.]

The Russian Embassy also kept silent in its statement about the deaths of three employees of the SKF plant in Lutsk. »

The US climate law is fueling a factory frenzy. Here’s…

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Planned factories are concentrated in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, with some also coming to Ohio and solar giant Texas.

The geographic proximity of these facilities will likely yield other benefits, such as cheaper transportation from manufacturing sites to assembly plants.

Impressive as this state-spanning explosion in clean energy manufacturing may be, it’s not happening without some serious help from abroad. »

Woman learns she’s half a credit shy of graduating high school, 16 years after receiving diploma

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Victoria Tatum lost the hard copy of her diploma in a natural disaster but said she still has a blurry picture of it from the graduation ceremony.

They did, however, have records showing she was half a credit short from graduation – which isn’t good enough for any college Tatum said she’s hoping to attend.

I did nothing but come to school, learn, get my diploma, and go off to college to better myself,” Tatum said. »