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Starbucks coffee cups get political

NEW YORK — Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray.

The world’s biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C., area to scribble the words ‘‘come together’’ on cups on Thursday and Friday. Chief executive Howard Schultz said it’s a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the ‘‘fiscal cliff.’’

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