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Starbucks bathrooms will now be open to everyone after last month's controversial arrest of two African American men in Philadelphia.

Driving the decision: “We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision a hundred percent of the time and give people the key,” said Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, per the AP. “We don’t want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to you to the bathroom because you are less than.”

  • Schultz said access to Starbucks bathrooms was previously dictated by a "loose policy" that required a store purchase, but was ultimately left with store managers to determine.

The backdrop: The arrests were captured on video and quickly went viral on social media, prompting national outcry. Starbucks has since responded with several public apologies, and announced last month that the company will close all stores across the country on May 29th for an afternoon of racial bias training.

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Former officer who shot Breonna Taylor indicted on wanton endangerment

A memorial to Breonna Taylor in downtown Louisville, Kentucky on Sept. 23. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images

A grand jury has indicted Brett Hankison, one of the Louisville police officers who entered Breonna Taylor's home in March and shot her at least eight times, on three counts of wanton endangerment.

The state of play: None of the three officers involved in the botched drug raid will face charges related to the actual death of Taylor, such as homicide or manslaughter. The two other officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, were not charged at all. Hankison's bond was set at $15,000.

FDA chief vows agency will not accept political pressure on coronavirus vaccine

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn promised that "science will guide our decision" for a coronavirus vaccine at a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

Why it matters: More Americans are expressing doubt about a first-generation vaccine, despite President Trump's efforts to push an unrealistic timeline that conflicts with medical experts in his administration.

CEO confidence rises for the first time in over 2 years

Data: Business Roundtable; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

A closely-watched CEO economic confidence index rose for the first time after declining for nine straight quarters, according to a survey of 150 chief executives of the biggest U.S. companies by trade group Business Roundtable.

Why it matters: The index, which still remains at a decade low, reflects corporate America's expectations for sales, hiring and spending — which plummeted amid uncertainty when the pandemic hit.

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