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    Burger King officials said Tuesday that the company plans to stop buying chickens from farms that grossly mistreat the animals,CNN reported.

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    By 2024, the fast-food chain said it plans to buy only chickens raised according to welfare standards established by the animal advocacy group Global Animal Partnership

    "Chickens raised for meat, also known as 'broilers,' are among the most abused animals on the planet," GAP said in a joint statement. "They are bred to grow so unnaturally fast that they are often crippled under their own weight. Many suffer from constant leg pain so severe they cannot stand, and so spend nearly all their time sitting in their own waste." 

    Burger King’s action follows similar commitments made in recent years by companies including Chipotle, Red Robin, Quiznos, Panera Bread and Starbucks, CNN reported.

    According to the organization's website, GAP-certified farmers must provide birds with access to light and keep their barn living conditions cleaner. The chickens also must be rendered unconscious before they are slaughtered to minimize pain.

    The Hawaii federal judge who ruled against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has been the target of threatening messages, according to the FBI.

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    U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson's ruling last week resulted in a temporary restraining order nationwide, CNN reported — hours before the revised travel ban was set to go into effect.

    In the 43-page ruling, Watson ruled that the state of Hawaii had established "a strong likelihood of success" on their claims of religious discrimination, CNN reported.

    Watson, who presides in Honolulu, has received threatening messages since the ruling. FBI spokeswoman Michele Ernst said the agency is aware of the situation and prepared to assist.

    The FBI declined to provide additional details on the investigation. The U.S. Marshals Service, which is spearheading the investigation, said it does not discuss specific security measures.

    "The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for the protection of federal judicial officials, including judges and prosecutors, and we take that responsibility very seriously," it said in a statement.

    "While we do not discuss our specific security measures, we continuously review the security measures in place for all federal judges and take appropriate steps to provide additional protection when it is warranted."

    Trump decried Watson's ruling during a rally in Nashville, Tennessee, last week.

    "This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach," Trump said.

    Watson's ruling, which applies nationwide, means people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel to the United States. The countries were Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

    "The illogic of the government's contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed," Watson wrote.

    A man walked into a Michigan restaurant Tuesday, waving knives at customers and ordering them to leave, WJBK reported.

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    The 26-year-old man walked into the Mexican Fiesta restaurant in Dearborn Heights and threatened customers, witnesses told WJBK.

    "He was really loud, and excuse my language, (he said) everybody get the (expletive) out," Jacob Latigo said.

    Latigo and his wife recorded cell phone video of the incident Tuesday evening, showing the man shirtless at the bar counter.

    "He said he wanted a beer," Latigo told WJBK. "They said ‘we weren't going to serve you’ and it looks like he got more agitated. So he put these knives in his fingers and started waving them around."

    "He had like six of them," another witness, Sally Hanf, told WJBK.

    The man also had cooking grease all over his body.

    Dearborn Heights Police arrived and had to use a Taser gun on the man in order to arrest him, WXYZ reported.  


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