A supermarket in upstate New York has posted a sign on one of its checkout lines asking customers purchasing alcohol or pork to please use a different register. The checkout clerk at that particular register is a teenage Muslima who says she is uncomfortable handling alcohol or pork because of her religion, and the store management put up the sign in an effort to accommodate her.
In other news, Greece’s trade deficit dropped by almost 30% in January, but the reduction was almost entirely due to a decrease in domestic demand as a result of the financial crisis, and not because of an increase in exports.
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