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Man urinates on Starbucks cups, coffee filters, and in employee sink before fleeing the store, police say

Kinda makes you long for the days when people only dared to lick tubs of ice cream or spit into soda bottles.

Police in Pennsylvania are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a man who urinated all over a Starbucks inside the Target department store in Manheim Township before fleeing the scene.

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Officials say that during the incident, which took place at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, the man walked “behind the counter of the employee section, and urinated into a sink and onto several pieces of merchandise.” The public information officer at the Manheim Township Police Department confirmed to Fox News that the merchandise included several boxes filled with cups and coffee filters.

The suspect then fled the scene, but not before his image was captured by a surveillance camera.

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“Note the wet spot observable on the male’s shorts,” police wrote on their Crime Watch webpage. (Manheim Township Police Department)

Authorities shared an image of the suspect, asking the public to “note the wet spot observable on the male’s shorts.”

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Manheim Township police say the suspect had yet to be positively identified as of Tuesday morning, despite several tips. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401 or submit a tip via the police department’s Crime Watch webpage.

A representative for Starbucks was not immediately available to comment.

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As horrendous as the suspect’s action sounds, it wouldn’t be the first incident this year of someone urinating where they really, really shouldn’t.

In July, a woman in Florida was arrested for allegedly spitting and touching the wares at an ice cream shop before urinating into a bucket. Later that month, a woman was seen urinating on the potatoes at a Walmart in Pennsylvania, though she subsequently turned herself in.

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Bikini barista coffee shop slams city, claims it focuses more on outfits than ‘drugs and our homeless’

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Bikini baristas, once again, are calling out the city of Everett, Wash., for trying to cover them up.

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Showcase Coffee, which has been embroiled in a battle with the city over how much they can and cannot expose, reportedly posted a sign outside their store slamming the city a month after a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge’s decision to block Everett from imposing a dress code for businesses.

“Everett is more worried about bikinis than drugs and our homeless crisis,” the sign read, KING5 reported.

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Showcase Coffee did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment, but Alysha Rathe, a bikini barista at competing chain XO Espresso, said the company is getting support from the industry.

“They are trying to make a broad point out of it because there is a lot more going on in the city of Everett,” Rathe said to KING5, claiming that the ruling is also “partially violating our rights.”

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Bikini baristas in Everett have fought back hard against the dress code, which would force them to wear at least a tank top down to the midriff and shorts that extend to at least the fingertips.

Though the baristas are clearly upset by the court’s decision, others in the community have reportedly embraced it.

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“The city adopted these ordinances to address criminal and other harmful conduct that has occurred at bikini barista stands over many years,” the city of Everett said in a statement.

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Venice fines tourists $1G for making coffee on historic bridge

Two tourists to Venice, Italy, were forced to wake up and smell the coffee after getting smacked with a $1,067 fine for brewing up java with a travel cooker on the steps of a historic bridge.

On Friday, two German backpackers were blasted with the pricey fine for boldly brewing a cup of joe at the foot of the Rialto Bridge, BBC reports.

The tourists, ages 32 and 35, were also booted from the Italian city for the offense, which occurred at the oldest bridge of the Grand Canal. According to Newsweek, the Rialto recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation.

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Two tourists to Venice, pictured, were forced to wake up and smell the coffee after getting smacked with a $1,067 fine for brewing up java with a travel cooker on the steps of a historic bridge. (Comune di Venezia)

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Overtourism is an increasing concern for Venetian lawmakers, with roughly 30 million visitors flocking to the city annually, per Newsweek. Venice has a population of about 55,000.

Brazen behavior from visitors has some politicians at their wits’ end.

“Venice must be respected and those impolite people who come here and do what they want must understand that. Thanks to the local police, they will be sanctioned and removed,” Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said of the news.

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Overtourism is becoming something of an increasing concern for Venetian lawmakers, with roughly 30 million visitors flocking to the city annually. Venice has a population of about 55,000. (Comune di Venezia)

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Rule breakers will be smacked with fines, as per the outlet, and local officials will inform the embassies and consolates of tourists’ home nations of their rowdy actions.

In recent months, Venetian officials started charging admission fees fees for day-tripping tourists, a first for Italy.

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Tempe Officers Association ‘encouraged’ by Starbucks apology after cops asked to leave

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The Tempe Officers Association responded Sunday to the controversy that unfolded after some police officers were asked to leave an Arizona Starbucks on Independence Day, saying the union was “encouraged” by Starbucks’ apology and looked forward to “a welcome dialogue.”

“We would like to thank the public for the overwhelming support shown to our officers in the aftermath of this unfortunate incident,” the president of the Tempe Officers Association, Sergeant Rob Ferraro, said on Sunday.

“We are encouraged that Starbucks has reached out to our organization and to the Tempe Police Department to apologize and to further express their support of law enforcement.”

STARBUCKS APOLOGIZES AFTER POLICE OFFICERS ASKED TO LEAVE SHOP BECAUSE OF CUSTOMER COMPLAINT

He added, “We hope that out of this unfortunate incident there comes a welcome dialogue, one that more closely unites the men and women on the frontlines of police work with the communities we serve and protect.”

Starbucks apologized to Tempe police on Saturday after some of its officers were asked to leave one of its shops on the Fourth of July, following complaints from a customer who reportedly didn’t feel safe with cops present.

The coffee giant apologized for any “misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place” and said it had “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department.”

The company went further on Saturday, with its executive vice president writing to the Tempe Police Department that she wanted to “sincerely apologize” on behalf of Starbucks after six officers were asked to leave the Tempe store.

“They should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable,” she wrote.

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Six officers had bought their drinks prior to their July 4 shift and were standing together when a barista asked them to leave, the Tempe Officers Association posted to its Facebook account.

The post was accompanied by a parody Starbucks logo featuring coffee being dumped from a cup. The union called the request “offensive” and said “such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

It was not clear whether the barista — who has not been identified — would face disciplinary action.

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The coffee chain also made headlines last year after two black men waiting for a business associate were arrested inside a Philadelphia shop for trespassing. The men received an apology from the city’s police commissioner and Starbucks closed 8,000 locations for the better part of a day to conduct “racial bias training.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano, Jeffrey Rubin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Starbucks apologizes after police officers asked to leave shop because of customer complaint

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Starbucks apologized to the Tempe, Ariz., police department after some of its officers were asked to leave from one of its shops on the Fourth of July following complaints from a customer who said they didn’t feel safe with cops present.

The coffee giant apologized for any “misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place” and said it has “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department.”

Starbucks did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment Saturday.

Six officers had purchased their drinks prior to their July 4 shift and were standing together when a barista asked them to leave because a customer said they did not feel safe by their presence, the Tempe Officers Association posted to its Facebook account.

The post was accompanied by a parody Starbucks logo featuring coffee being dumped from a cup. The union called the request “offensive” and said “such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

“We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue,” the union said.

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It was not clear of the barista — who was not identified — would face disciplinary action.

In 2018, the coffee chain made headlines when two black men waiting for a business associate were arrested inside a Philadelphia shop for trespassing. The men received an apology from the city’s police commissioner and Starbucks closed 8,000 locations for the better part of a day to conduct “racial bias training.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Charlie Kirk: Starbucks engages in intolerable discrimination against police

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On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students sat down at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., and politely ordered coffee. White waitresses ignored them because the store had a policy of not serving African-Americans.

The incident sparked massive protests across the nation involving sit-ins by black people at Woolworth lunch counters, leading the chain to finally desegregate that July and boosting the civil rights movement.

This week, on the Fourth of July, the Officers Association in Tempe, Ariz., says six police officers were drinking coffee at a Starbucks coffee shop before the start of their shift when they were asked to move out of the line of sight of a customer or leave the store. A barista told them a customer “did not feel safe” because of their presence. The officers — including some who have defended our country in the military — left.

STARBUCKS SHOP BOOTS POLICE OFFICERS BECAUSE CUSTOMER ‘DID NOT FEEL SAFE’ AROUND THEM: REPORTS

It’s obvious that the discrimination against black people who were trying to order coffee all those years ago was wrong, shameful and inexcusable. It should be just as obvious that the same is true for the discrimination against the police officers at the Starbucks in Arizona this week.

In late May, Starbucks closed 8,000 stores across the U.S. for several hours of anti-bias training after two black men in one of the chain’s coffee shops in Philadelphia were arrested for trespassing while they waited for a friend to join them. Starbucks and police later apologized and the charges were dropped, prompting Starbucks to hold the anti-bias training to avoid future such incidents.

Are we now going to see a similar store closure for anti-bias training regarding police who want to order overpriced coffee at Starbucks? Don’t hold your breath.

The Tempe Officer’s Association took to Twitter to share the incident with the world and expressed displeasure with what had happened. Their tweet was illustrated with an altered Starbucks logo that said “DUMP STARBUCKS.”

Starbucks has issued a statement saying it has “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department” and apologizing “for any misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place.”

The person who complained to the barista about the police officers in the Starbucks store would no doubt welcome their presence if attacked by violent criminals.

Unfortunately, incidents of people openly expressing animosity toward police across our country have been increasing since 2014, when Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., police department.

The shooting sparked days of protests, but a U.S. Justice Department investigation concluded that Wilson shot Brown in self-defense when Brown attacked him. Wilson was not charged with any crime.

Nevertheless, President Barack Obama used the incident for his own political purposes to stir up racial tension and animosity against the police.

Donald Trump ran for the presidency as a supporter of law enforcement. Both before and since his election, President Trump has repeatedly stood at podiums across the country and has been outspoken in his praise for the people who put on a uniform every day to protect American citizens from threats found not across oceans, but across the street and even in coffee shops.

Quite ironically, the support President Trump has shown is one of the driving reasons that police are now facing such open hostility across the country. I have written many times over the past couple of years about the broken logic string inside of the American liberal mind.

This particular wrongheaded thread runs something like this: Trump is evil and wants to harm minorities; Trump supports the police; therefore, the police are evil and want to harm minorities.

No one can claim all police are perfect, or that no police officer has ever acted improperly or even criminally. Every allegation of police misconduct should be thoroughly investigated and police officers who break the law should be prosecuted to the full extent the law allows.

But it’s important to remember that every profession is marred by a small number of people who abuse their positions and engage in wrongdoing – for example, members of the clergy or other professionals who engage in sexual misconduct, business people who steal money from their employers or customers, or pharmacists who become illegal drug dealers.

The truth is that the vast majority of police officers willingly risk their lives to protect the rest of us from criminals who would commit all sorts of crimes and do us grave harm if no police were around.

Who in their right mind would want to live in a city without a police force, where criminals were free to rob, rape, murder and do anything else they wanted?

The person who complained to the barista about the police officers in the Starbucks store would no doubt welcome their presence if attacked by violent criminals. And just by being in the Starbucks, the officers would almost certainly have scared off any criminals who entered and kept them from attacking anyone.

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The bottom line is that the prejudice that says all members of a group should be the targets of our hatred and be discriminated against is wrong and frankly, un-America – whether we’re talking about people from a particular racial, ethnic, religious or professional group.

Starbucks needs to make sure all of its employees understand this, or else fire them for engaging in intolerable discrimination.

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Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer ‘did not feel safe’ around them: reports

Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.

Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.

Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, told FOX 10 of Phoenix that such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days.

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“It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me,” Ferraro told the station in a phone interview.

The police union also posted a series of Twitter messages about the incident.

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening,” the union wrote. “While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

— Tempe Officers Association statement

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A Starbucks sign hangs in front of a store in Central Valley, N.Y., on Aug. 26, 2018. (Getty Images)

The union said it did not blame the Starbucks corporate office, adding it looked forward “to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.”

Earlier Friday, the union tweeted a parody of the Starbucks logo, with the words “Dump Starbucks” and the image of a hand dumping the contents of a cup of coffee.

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“Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019,” the message said. “Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect

A Starbucks spokesman told the Arizona Republic the company was still gathering details about what happened.

“We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community,” spokesman Reggie Borges told the newspaper. “We’ve reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize. We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

“We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

— Reggie Borges, Starbucks spokesman

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Neither the barista nor the customer who allegedly complained were identified. Starbucks would not say whether the barista would be disciplined in connection with the case.

In 2018, an incident at a Starbucks shop in Philadelphia made headlines when two black men who were waiting for a business colleague inside the shop were arrested for trespassing. The Philadelphia police commissioner later apologized to the men and Starbucks closed some 8,000 locations for part of a business day to conduct “racial bias training.”

Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this story.

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Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer ‘did not feel safe’ around them: reports

Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.

Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.

Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, told FOX 10 of Phoenix that such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days.

FOOD BLOGGER CLAIMS SHE WAS ATTACKED AT STARBUCKS FOR WEARING A HIJAB

“It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me,” Ferraro told the station in a phone interview.

The police union also posted a series of Twitter messages about the incident.

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening,” the union wrote. “While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

— Tempe Officers Association statement

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A Starbucks sign hangs in front of a store in Central Valley, N.Y., on Aug. 26, 2018. (Getty Images)

The union said it did not blame the Starbucks corporate office, adding it looked forward “to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.”

Earlier Friday, the union tweeted a parody of the Starbucks logo, with the words “Dump Starbucks” and the image of a hand dumping the contents of a cup of coffee.

HIDDEN CAMERA DISCOVERED IN STARBUCKS BATHROOM, POLICE SEARCH FOR SUSPECT

“Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019,” the message said. “Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect

A Starbucks spokesman told the Arizona Republic the company was still gathering details about what happened.

“We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community,” spokesman Reggie Borges told the newspaper. “We’ve reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize. We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

“We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

— Reggie Borges, Starbucks spokesman

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Neither the barista nor the customer who allegedly complained were identified. Starbucks would not say whether the barista would be disciplined in connection with the case.

In 2018, an incident at a Starbucks shop in Philadelphia made headlines when two black men who were waiting for a business colleague inside the shop were arrested for trespassing. The Philadelphia police commissioner later apologized to the men and Starbucks closed some 8,000 locations for part of a business day to conduct “racial bias training.”

Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this story.

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Dunkin’ is giving away latte-toting tank tops, but there’s a catch

America will quite literally be able to run in Dunkin’ this summer, thanks to a special sweepstakes for a bright orange Latte-nk Top that comes complete with a hip pouch for your favorite iced drink.

On June 21, otherwise known as the first day of summer, reps for the coffee and bakery chain announced the return of its “Espresso Wear” fashion collection with three new items: the Latte-nkini, Latte-viators and Latte-nk Top. Predictably, however, there’s a slight catch.

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The coffee chain introduced the “Latte-nkini” in its latest “Espresso Wear” fashion collection rollout, though the item is not yet avaliable for purchase.  (Dunkin’)

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The coffee chain introduced the “Latte-viators” in its latest “Espresso Wear” fashion collection rollout, though the item is not yet avaliable for purchase.  (Dunkin’)

Though Dunkin’ has previously trolled fans with phony merchandise, like Cappu-chinos and Americano-veralls, Food & Wine reports, they’re semi-serious this time.

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Though the coffee-centric swimsuit and aviators are not yet “latte-vailable” available to the public, Dunkin’ will be giving away fifteen real-life Latte-nk Tops through an online contest, as per the promotion’s official rules.

Fans are instructed to follow the brand on Instagram and comment on stories and posts for a chance to score a latte-toting tank of their very own.

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But hurry, the deadline to enter is June 22 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Drinking coffee, even 25 cups a day, not bad for your heart, new study says

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Coffee lovers rejoice!

A new study published Monday states that coffee isn’t as bad for the human heart as previously thought.

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Researchers with the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University of London said they debunked previous studies that claimed drinking coffee — even up to 25 cups a day — would stiffen arteries.

“Despite the huge popularity of coffee worldwide, different reports could put people off from enjoying it. Whilst we can’t prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn’t as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest,” Dr. Kenneth Fung, who led the data analysis for the research, said.

Analyzing more than 8,000 people in the United Kingdom, the study divided people into three groups depending on their coffee consumption. Fung said that while the study did include people who drank up to 25 cups per day, the average amount of coffee participants drank was five cups per day.

“We would like to study these people more closely in our future work so that we can help to advise safe limits,” he said of those who drank the latter.

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Professor Metin Avkiran, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which helped fund the study, admitted that “there are several conflicting studies saying different things about coffee, and it can be difficult to filter what we should believe and what we shouldn’t.”

Another recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking six or more cups of coffee per day increased the drinker’s risk of heart disease up to 22 percent.

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Researchers in that study found that the high levels of caffeine consumed can result in high blood pressure — a leading cause of heart disease.

Avkiran said he believes this study, the results of which were released on Monday, “will hopefully put some of the media reports in perspective, as it rules out one of the potential detrimental effects of coffee on our arteries.”

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