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• The Seattle Times reports that Starbucks - which already is at odds with the Trump administration on several fronts - now "is offering free legal advice for employees who may be affected by President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees, and citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries, from entering the US."

The new service, operated with Ernst & Young, "is intended to offer employees the most up-to-date information on fast-moving developments on the executive order, as well as human resources and legal support."

The Times notes that company chairman Howard Schultz "sent a forceful message last week on the travel ban, pledging to hire 10,000 refugees and saying: 'We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American dream, being called into question'."
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