May 29, 2018: What to Know 

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  • Starbucks is scheduled to close more than 8,000 of its company-owned stores this afternoon to conduct anti-bias training for employees. Axios reports that the training comes in the wake of an incident in Philadelphia last month in which two black men were arrested simply for waiting in a store. Starbucks officials said the training program, if effective, will start a dialogue among its 175,000 employees and if the training is well-received, it could give license to other companies to do the same.

  • The Canyon County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of two people inside a home in the 19000 block of Wagner Road, west of Caldwell. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that two people, a man and a woman, were found shot inside the home on the morning of May 28.  Still no word on the the identities or conditions of the shooting victims.

  • The Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship, which begins this Thursday, May 31. It will be the fourth year in a row that the same two teams have met in the championship, a first for major league professional sports.
  • A draft rule was unveiled before the European Union this morning that could see the ban of all single-use plastic items, including straws, plastic plates, drink stirrers and cutlery. CNN reports that the legislation, fully implemented, could cost EU businesses over $3.5 billion per year. But it could also save consumers about $7.6 billion, create 30,000 jobs and avoid $25.6 billion in environmental damage and cleanup costs.

  • The New York Times says the force was definitely not with Solo: A Star Wars Story at the Memorial Day box office. The film struggled at takeoff, earning about $103 million over the four days and slipping way under projections. It's the lowest opening for a Star Wars film since the Disney Studio took over the franchise.
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