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Julia Roberts, George Clooney rom-com ‘Ticket to Paradise’ lands 2022 release date: report

George Clooney and Julia Roberts' rom-com "Ticket to Paradise" has been given a release date for Sept. 30, 2022.
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A New Mayor but the Same Killer Cops and Coverups in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/APA new year, another reminder of how wildly incompetent and irreparably dangerous the Chicago Police Department remains. On Thursday, after a week of coast-to-coast news about extrajudicial police killings, the Chicago PD finally released body cam footage showing that 13-year-old Adam Toledo had dropped a handgun and began raising his hands less than a second before a cop shot and killed him in March.That is very different from what Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said just last weekend, when he asserted that footage showed the seventh-grader stopping during his confrontation with Officer Eric Stillman, but refusing to show his hands. While Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx now says her prosecutor was not “fully informed,” he went so far as to say that Toledo, who is Latinx, turned towards Stillman, who is white, with a gun.Now that the footage is out it begs the same question cops and prosecutors always seem to: Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Mitsubishi inflated fuel mileage, and other MoneyWatch headlines
Another car maker fudges its numbers; Intel to fire 12,000 workers; McDonald's Big Mac may get bigger -- or smaller. These and more headlines from CBS MoneyWatch.
A rich-poor vaccination system is emerging
It seemed nothing short of a miracle when it became clear that scientists had developed several effective vaccines against Covid-19 in less than a year. But announcements last week from European Union and British drug regulators finding a possible link between AstraZeneca's Covid-19 shot and a rare blood clot condition have been a real low point in the pandemic.
Teenage Rapunzel With World's Longest Hair at Over 6ft Finally Gets It Cut After 12 Years
Nilanshi Patel, 18, from India, held the Guinness World Records title for the longest hair on a teenager with her mane measuring 6ft 6.7ins.
FedEx reportedly examining cellphone policy after Indianapolis shooting
FedEx is reportedly examining a policy barring workers from carrying their cellphones on the job after a deadly mass shooting at one of the company’s Indianapolis facilities. The shipping giant told Insider it was reevaluating the ban amid concerns that the policy made it harder for workers at the warehouse to contact their families after...
300-Million-Year-Old "Godzilla Shark" Had 2.5ft-Long Spines, 12 Rows of Teeth
A fossil of the ancient shark, now named Dracopristis hoffmanorum, was found in 2013 by a team of researchers.
When we put barbed-wire fences around our places of democracy, we surrender
A courtroom contained within a fortress is not a fitting forum for a fair trial.
A scripted comedy series was about to be shut down by covid. So producers made everyone into a cartoon instead.
How one show overhauled itself to survive the pandemic.
Lakers reunion: This is what 1,915 purple-starved fans feel like
Staples Center finally opened its doors again to fans for Lakers-Celtics game. This is what a reunion between an NBA champion and its city feels like.
New Movies + Shows to Watch this Weekend: ‘The Circle’ on Netflix + More Big Shot, Frank of Ireland, Why Are You Like This and more!
When Will ‘Big Shot’ Episode 2 Be on Disney+?
John Stamos shines in Disney+'s exceptional new series Big Shot.
"48 Hours" double feature preview: Obsessed
All-new: A lawyer shot -- his girlfriend admits she pulled the trigger and then dances in a strange police video - was it self-defense or love gone bad? Correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates in back-to-back editions of "48 Hours," Saturday, April 23 starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Who Will Control the 21st Century? Whoever Controls Space | Opinion
In the long run for our country, particularly for the lives of our children, perhaps nothing will be of more important than who wins the emerging, epoch-defining struggle for control of space.
Just in time for summer: 49 new National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads
How to choose one of the designated routes? Pick a theme, a type of scenery or both.
The Year That Broke America’s Health-Care Workers
People come to Shelly Hughes to get better. Most patients at the Washington State long-term-care facility she works at are there for the express purpose of getting well enough to go home. In a typical year, she would rarely see cases of “failure to thrive,” the technical term for a sharp and sudden decline in health. But last year, multiple people who were expected to make a full recovery went into rapid decline: They refused to eat, drink, or move, and then died.She blames isolation, in part. Her facility has dramatically limited inside visitors since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and employees wear full personal protective equipment, which makes communication difficult, especially with patients who are hard of hearing or have dementia. “Everyone that you see is basically a spaceman with no face,” she told me. She used to be able to comfort scared and lonely patients not just with her words, but with body language and facial expressions. Now she’s resorted to exaggerated gestures and writing questions down on a pad of paper.Hughes and her co-workers are also trying to provide care while significantly understaffed, tending to far more patients than they should. Every shift has open slots, putting a greater burden on those who come in to work. “You physically do not have the caregivers and the nurses and social workers in the building to be able to sit and talk with people in a way that makes them feel like they’re not alone,” she said. “You feel really helpless.”It’s made Hughes consider whether she can stay in her job for only the second time in nearly a decade. The other time was eight years ago, right after she miscarried twins. The facility was severely short-staffed, and she had been picking up a lot of extra hours. “I really blamed the work for my miscarriage,” she said. She got through it and decided to stay.This time might be different. “I love my job, and I want to keep doing it for as long as I can,” she said. But, she added, “I know that there is an expiration date on this job or me.”No one has endured the past year unscathed, but America’s health-care workers have witnessed the worst of it while trying to keep the rest of us healthy and safe. They’ve fought for PPE, and with patients and visitors who refuse to wear masks. They’ve watched their patients give birth alone, suffer alone, die alone. Hundreds of thousands got sick themselves, and many more lived with the daily worry of bringing the virus home to their loved ones. Many began to wonder if it’s worth it. “People are definitely looking for greener pastures,” says Rob Baril, the president of SEIU 1199 New England, a union chapter that represents about 25,000 nursing-home employees, home health aides, and other health-care workers.Many of the facilities that employ these workers already struggled with retention given the low pay and high workload. “Pre-pandemic, this was a workforce that in many ways was very fragile and underappreciated and underpaid,” Rachel Werner, the executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, told me. Baril estimates that about 80 percent of his members are women, and that 80 percent are Black or Latino. And because their work is associated with the work that women are expected to do at home for free, it’s long been undervalued. “It’s a workforce that’s quite invisible, easy to dismiss,” Werner said. “It doesn’t have a lot of political capital or clout.”Now the stakes are even higher. “You can’t get people to go risk their lives for $15 an hour,” Baril told me. Chronic understaffing became an acute crisis last year, as people got sick or feared for their safety if they came to work; one in five nursing homes was short on staff last summer. But workers without paid sick leave faced financial ruin if they had to stay home to quarantine or recover from COVID-19.It was a vicious cycle. Take nursing homes: COVID-19 outbreaks were significantly more common in facilities that didn’t offer paid sick leave. Sky-high turnover rates helped spread the disease far and wide. So far, more than 1,800 nursing-home staff and 130,000 residents have died of COVID-19. At one facility in Connecticut, Kimberly Hall North, which has 150 beds, the state reported in May that 40 patients had died; Baril said that one employee had died and another had brought the disease home to her mother, who died. The long-term-care system “has historically been held together with duct tape and spit,” Werner said. “The pandemic revealed how fragile that system is.”Read: [‘No one is listening to us’]In a recent report published by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, hospital administrators said increased workloads and the trauma of caring for COVID-19 patients have left staff “exhausted, mentally fatigued, and sometimes experiencing possible PTSD.” That has led to even higher turnover than normal—38 of the 296 hospitals surveyed faced a critical staffing shortage. One Texas hospital saw its annual nurse turnover rate jump from 2 to 20 percent, according to the report. A hospital network reported an increase in life-threatening central-line blood infections—an increase it attributed to a lack of staff and the fatigue of those who were working.Hospitals don’t expect the crunch to ease after the pandemic fades, but instead to worsen, because so many people have been deterred from entering the industry. One hospital that usually recruits new nurses from its teaching hospital graduated only 100 in 2020, yet had 200 open positions. Several of Hughes’s co-workers have quit; many have left the medical field altogether. Hughes tries to persuade them to instead take a leave of absence so they could come back. “So far no takers,” she said.Melanie Arciaga worked her last shift as a registered nurse at Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, on April 3, 2020. Back then, her hospital’s PPE was often locked up; nurses had to request it each time they needed it. New patients were tested for COVID-19 as they were admitted, but if they tested negative, no extra precautions were then taken.At the end of that last shift, Arciaga had to take the vital signs of a patient whose roommate had just developed respiratory symptoms. The only protection she had was a pair of gloves; she wasn’t wearing a mask or eye protection. The patient coughed, “and I felt it [go] straight into my face and my eyes,” she told me. She was too busy to give it much thought until she overheard another nurse say that the roommate had tested positive for COVID-19. There wasn’t much Arciaga could do, so she finished her charts, went home, and went to sleep.She woke up to a voicemail saying that the patient who’d coughed on her had tested positive. Less than 48 hours later, she was in pain “from head to toe,” she said. “It felt like nails driving through my fingers, my toes, my foot, my head.” One night, her husband later told her, she woke up and said to him, “Just kill me right now. I can’t have this pain anymore.” When her husband drove her to the emergency room, he refused to leave the parking lot—he thought she was going to die in the hospital. She had a fever for nine days and the pain lasted for two weeks.Nearly a year later, Arciaga still has an acute burning sensation in her nose. Her lungs didn’t heal until January; she had to pause every so often to cough while we spoke over the phone in early March, and she still gets short of breath. “I think this is going to be my new norm,” she said.She wants desperately to go back to working in the hospital, but can’t tolerate wearing a surgical mask for more than two hours without intense coughing spells. “I feel really, really bad because they’re really, really short-staffed,” she said. “I just feel so helpless.”She’s also furious. Before she was forced to stop working, she had been fighting for adequate PPE—and her colleagues are still fighting. Hospitals and nursing homes were notoriously flat-footed at the start of the pandemic, but even as recently as November, more than 80 percent of National Nurses United members reported reusing at least one type of single-use PPE such as masks. Arciaga likened herself and her co-workers to soldiers. “You’re throwing me into a war, fighting a battle without a gun, without shoes, without a helmet, no armor.” She’s become afraid to go outside and be around other people. The first time her husband made her leave the house, they drove to the ocean, with just a stop for gas, and she gripped his hand in fear the whole time. “I still have some sort of PTSD,” she said.Read: [The visible exhaustion of doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus]When I asked Adarra Benjamin, a home health and personal-care aide in Chicago, to sum up the past year, all she could get out was, “Panic, panic, suspense.” Eventually she added, “Every day is like a waiting game to see if someone gets sick.” Because she works in people’s homes, she’s lost most of her clients and income this year. She wants to take on more clients as they become willing, but worries she’ll be exposed to COVID-19.After months of seeing co-workers, patients, and others engage in risky behavior, Bartie Scott, a nurse practitioner in Fayetteville, Tennessee, is similarly at the end of her rope. The week after Thanksgiving, one 70-year-old woman who came to her clinic to get a COVID-19 test after her co-workers had tested positive admitted that, despite feeling under the weather a few days before Thanksgiving, she had eaten her holiday meal at a restaurant with her daughter. Her test was positive.Scott has tried to ignore the people around her not wearing masks, but when she recently had to wait in a crowded room with two men who weren’t, she couldn’t stay silent anymore. She asked them to wait somewhere else, but instead of leaving, other people jumped in to defend them. “It’s like a slap in the face,” she told me. It feels like “a personal insult.”“On the surface, I tell myself I’m keeping it all together,” she said. But “underneath, I’ve been kind of angry.”In the fall, Shelley Hughes started adding an extra night to her weekly schedule to help ease the staffing shortage at her facility. But it took a toll. “I felt like I was dying,” she said. “It just felt like all of the life and energy was gone.” She went to work, came home, and was capable of doing nothing else—not playing the piano, cuddling with her puppy, or any of the other activities she had been using to distract herself. Her relationship with her husband suffered. She finally got blood work done and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism right before New Year’s. Her doctor suggested that stress from work was a trigger.In some places, the trauma of this year has resulted in large-scale political change. In February, the Virginia legislature passed a law mandating five days of guaranteed sick leave for home health-care workers. Adarra Benjamin’s union was able to secure paid sick leave—a benefit they’d never had before—for home health workers who contract COVID-19. She hopes the union can secure even more improvements, such as a higher minimum wage and sick-leave benefits that will remain after the pandemic subsides.Read: [‘The reality is, it’s incredibly hard’]All 25,000 of Rob Baril’s union members are currently negotiating new contracts. Long-term-care workers are fighting for a base wage of $20 an hour, good health insurance, and retirement benefits. “I’ve never seen our membership so angry. They just feel that they’ve been violated,” he said.Others have less fight in them. Hughes’s union contract is up this year, and normally she’d be trying to get her co-workers energized to fight for better pay. This year she’s preparing them to “beg,” she said—not with bosses, but with lawmakers. Workers are planning a rare team-up with management to plead with the Washington State legislature to devote more funding to long-term care. In past contracts, the union has won guaranteed raises and increased sick and vacation time from management. This year Hughes will be relieved if the company doesn’t try to claw any of that back.Only recently have health-care workers had a glimpse of a different future. When I spoke with Bartie Scott in March 2020, her greatest fear was bringing the virus home to her 75-year-old ex-smoker husband. But on Christmas Eve she got a call saying that if she could get to the health department within an hour, she could get her first vaccine dose. “Boom, I was out of there in my dirty clothes,” she said. When I spoke with her more recently, she had received both shots and her husband had gotten one. “We made it,” she said.They’re lucky. According to The Guardian and Kaiser Health News, at least 3,600 U.S. health-care workers have died of COVID-19. After Hughes got her first vaccine shot, in February, she sat in her car and cried. “It was relief,” she explained. But it was also “sadness for the people that are already gone and didn’t get a chance to get it.”
An earnest young correspondent in Cold War Moscow
Marvin Kalb offers an insider’s view of a crucial moment for journalism and diplomacy.
Seeing a threat to democracy in a conservative Supreme Court
Ian Millhiser argues that the court’s majority is skewing the law to benefit the GOP.
The art of the photograph; the photograph as art
Critic Andy Grundberg explains how contemporary artists came to embrace the medium.
With ‘Antiquities,’ Cynthia Ozick is as vibrant on the page as ever
Ozick employs her virtuosic literary style to weave an enigmatic tale about the ephemeral nature of memory and the transience of life.
Four women who broke barriers to become the founding mothers of NPR
The rise of Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer and Cokie Roberts.
Patriotism is a contested concept. But it shouldn’t fade to something only dimly remembered.
Steven B. Smith makes useful distinctions that will upset political radicals.
Trump changing message approaching general election
Following his victory in the NY primary, Donald Trump is starting to pivot and changing his message as he heads toward the Republican Convention and a general election run. USA Radio Network Politics Correspondent Scottie Nell Hughes has been an avid Trump supporter this election cycle. She joins CBSN to discuss the upcoming primaries and why Trump is the best fit for the White House.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert Vote Against National Marrow Donor Program
The TRANSPLANT Act passed the House in a near-unanimous vote on Thursday and the measure has bipartisan support in the Senate.
John Dickerson breaks down 2016 race
"Face The Nation" anchor John Dickerson joined CBSN to discuss the 2016 race after both front-runners won their home state of New York. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appear to be on their way to their parties' presidential nominations if they continue winning in upcoming voting states. Dickerson discusses the delegate breakdown between candidates and their strategy to win the nomination or prevail in a contested convention.
The Health 202: Biden's pick to lead Medicare and Medicaid knows the policy weeds
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure has a resume Republicans can't argue against.
Tyler James Williams opens up about new role on "Criminal Minds"
The new series "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" is the second spin-off from the hit CBS series "Criminal Minds," and takes viewers outside the U.S. to solve mysteries. Tyler James Williams is part of the new cast (you may remember him as Noah from "The Walking Dead"), and he joins CBSN's Josh Elliot to talk about the show.
Bar owner faces battery charge, attack on student
The legacy of Beulah Mae Donald
"The People v. The Klan"  is a four-part CNN Original Series, produced by Blumhouse Television, about the little-known true story of Beulah Mae Donald, a Black mother in Alabama who took down the Ku Klux Klan after the brutal 1981 murder of her son, Michael. Watch Sunday, April 18 starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
'The People v. The Klan': A mother's courage to pursue justice
"The People v. The Klan"  is a four-part CNN Original Series, produced by Blumhouse Television, about the little-known true story of Beulah Mae Donald, a Black mother in Alabama who took down the Ku Klux Klan after the brutal 1981 murder of her son, Michael. Watch Sunday, April 18 starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Why does number 420 represent marijuana?
Ever wonder why the number 420 is associated with marijuana? Here's CBSN's Josh Elliot to explain.
'Vaccination vacations': International travelers booking U.S. trips to get COVID-19 shots
With vaccination rates in Europe lagging behind America, people are booking trips here to get their shots. But is it wise and will they be allowed to?
CNN’s Rene Marsh’s 2-year-old son Blake dies of brain cancer
"I lost all the dreams and hopes that a mom has for a son."
Is Trump right in claiming that delegates could be bribed?
Republican front-runner Donald Trump claims the RNC nomination process is "crooked" and "rigged" for a number of reasons, one of which is that delegate votes could be swayed through bribes. Delegates have been known to be wooed by presidential candidates -- whether it's with a swanky dinner or a potential job offer -- in previous contested conventions. To break down the delegate process and 2016 campaign after big New York wins for Trump and Clinton, CBSN's Josh Elliot talks with Lynda Tran, Hogan Gidley, and Steve Chaggaris.
More deadly storms expected in Southeast Texas
Texans are bracing for more severe weather after a weekend of deadly floods. The death toll from torrential rain and flash floods has risen to at least 8 as of Wednesday morning. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca has more on the flooding aftermath from the Houston area.
Business Updates: Mercedes Unveils New Electric Sedan
How Clinton & Trump can clinch nominations
Hillary Clinton is one step closer to winning the Democratic nomination after her big victory in New York on Tuesday. She needs fewer than 500 more delegates to reach the 2,383 needed to become the nominee. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has a real chance if he wins enough delegates in each upcoming voting state. With analysis, CBS' Major Garrett and Nancy Cordes join CBSN's Josh Elliot.
Who is James Dorsey? Man Stabs Wife to Death in Santa Clarita, Police Say
The 41-year-old lived in Washington state and drove to California on Wednesday to carry out the attack, officers alleged.
McDonald's tinkers with its signature sandwich
Intel will cut 12,000 jobs worldwide; McDonald's unveils new size options for the famous Big Mac; and a fruit disease may be wiping out the most popular type of banana. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Wagner from the New York Stock Exchange.
Derek Chauvin’s Defense Rests After He Declines to Take the Stand
Chauvin’s defense was short because there wasn’t one.
Mike Lindell's Fans Confused as Frank Social Media Site Fails to Launch
One Telegram user complained: "No communication, no text... no one knows what is going on. Doesn't feel good."
John Grisham seeks to advance disease fight with free book
John Grisham is famous for his legal thrillers, but his latest book, “The Tumor,” explores the promise of modern healthcare and the tool that could change how we battle dozens of disease. Grisham tells Chip Reid why he thinks the 47-page book is so important that he’s giving it away for free.
Iran begins enriching uranium at 60 percent purity near end of nuclear talks
The move, initially revealed by Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf on Twitter and later confirmed by state television, comes on the final day of talks in Vienna between countries involved in the 2015 nuclear deal.
D.C. police search for man charged with fatally shooting woman and her daughter
A third woman was wounded in Monday’s incident in Southeast Washington, and police found an infant boy at the scene.
The Cybersecurity 202: Biden administration launches probe into Russian technology companies that could pose a risk to U.S. security
The broader inquiry follows the sanctioning of five Russian tech companies by the Treasury Department for aiding in Kremlin hacking.
Biden’s rescue plan is looking like a home run
Republicans, meanwhile, look to have committed political malpractice.
L.A. Affairs: He wanted me to be his COVID sidepiece
He would say he didn't know if things were going to last with his girlfriend. It kept me thinking, "What if they do break up and we have a real shot?"
MLB suspends, fines Cubs' Ryan Tepera for intentionally throwing at Brewers' Brandon Woodruff
Cubs pitcher Ryan Tepera was suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff.
CVS curbside pickup could challenge Amazon
The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain is launching what it hopes will be a convenient way to shop. CVS Express is already available in cities including Atlanta, Charlotte and San Francisco, and the chain plans to roll out the service to most of its stores by the end of 2016. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins “CBS This Morning” from San Francisco to explain how the service works and what it hopes to accomplish.