Gabatron Morning Briefing – 3-18-15: Coffee Talk

Starbucks decided that they would singlehandedly take on the race debate in the United States but having their baristas chat with you about it when they gave your coffee. The backlash was so big that Starbucks decided to cancel the campaign before it even got started.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland has decided to retire after his rookie season because he says that the risk of injury in the NFL is not worth it. He said he made his decision after consulting with family members, concussion researchers, friends and current and former teammates about the relationship between football and neurodegenerative disease.

A new study says majority of American parents give their kids sugary drinks like soda or punch or fruit drinks.

A study says that being lonely increases your risk of early death by about 30%. It also seems to be correlated with breast cancer symptoms.

Sinéad O’Connor says that she will no longer sing her hit “Nothing compares 2 U” in concerts.

A Nevada lawmaker proposed a bill in the state legislature that would grant sick pets access to medical marijuana.

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