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Sir Michael Caine announces retirement from acting: 'I haven't worked for two years'

Award-winning actor Michael Caine's Hollywood career is coming to a close.
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Elderly Woman Killed by a Sheep While Volunteering at Massachusetts Farm
According to Bolton police, Kim Taylor, 73, died after being repeatedly rammed by a sheep.
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Khloé Kardashian compelled to clarify Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott’s status
Both the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" alum and "Sicko Mode" rapper have kept a low-profile since the Astroworld tragedy which resulted in 10 deaths.
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Tom Holland goes from ‘Spider-Man’ to Fred Astaire biopic
His casting was first hinted at in a GQ profile on the 25-year-old actor last month, in which producer Amy Pascal said that she wanted Holland in the role.
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'The Forever Prisoner' explores how the US compromised its values after Sept. 11
If a goal of the Sept. 11 terrorists was to undermine American values, "The Forever Prisoner" makes the case on that score, at least, the bad guys won. Focusing on the treatment of Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden held in detention since 2002, director Alex Gibney's HBO documentary argues the US response marked "our retreat from the ideals we claim to be fighting for."
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Boston Celtics' Enes Kanter Freedom blasts Jeremy Lin for playing in China: 'Shame on you'
Jeremy Lin announced he would be returning to the Beijing Ducks for the 2021-22 season. On Sunday Enes Kanter Freedom ripped him for playing in China.       
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White House to announce diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing: report
The Biden administration is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of February's Winter Olympics in Beijing sometime this week, according to a new report.
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Kempe's two goals help put Kings over Oilers, 5-1
Adrian Kempe scored a pair of goals and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a two-game skid with a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
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'Landscapers' plants Olivia Colman and David Thewlis on a flawed foundation
The blueprint for "Landscapers," a four-part British miniseries airing on HBO, turns out to be considerably sturdier than the construction, somewhat wasting the dream pairing of Olivia Colman and David Thewlis. It's still an interesting detour into bizarre true crime, but so stylized as to blunt the overall impact by being too cute for its own good.
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Hong Kong warns Wall Street Journal of legal action over election editorial
Hong Kong has warned the Wall Street Journal that it may have broken electoral law by "scaremongering" in a recent editorial about the upcoming vote for the city's legislative council.
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January 6 committee postpones depositions with Michael Flynn and Trump's personal assistant
One-time Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the former President's personal assistant, who were scheduled to be deposed by a congressional committee Monday, have been granted short postponements, a committee aide tells CNN.
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Jamie Raskin’s year of grief and purpose
A son’s suicide, an attack on the Capitol and a congressman’s renewed sense of mission.
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William Shatner’s Historic Space Flight To Be Documented In Prime Video Special ‘Shatner In Space’
In October, the 90-year-old became the oldest person to ever travel to space.
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'I am not a traitor': Russian whistle-blower speaks out
Reality Winner, a former NSA contractor, who pleaded guilty to leaking a classified NSA document providing details of a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a supplier of US voting software tells CBS she acted out of love during a "60 Minutes" interview. CNN's Katie Bo Lillis reports.
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Blackhawks win 3-2 in SO; Islanders lose 11th straight game
Patrick Kane scored the only goal in the shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Islanders 3-2 Sunday night, sending New York to its 11th straight loss overall and its sixth straight setback its new arena.
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'Gutfeld!' on smash-and-grab robberies, Kamala Harris
Guests: Joey Jones, Buck Sexton, Michael Loftus, Kat Timpf
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De Blasio announces vaccine mandate for private sector workers
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday issued a “preemptive strike,” mandating that all private sector employees in the Big Apple be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid the new threat posed by the omicron variant beginning Dec. 27.
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BMW driver fatally shot, teen passenger wounded in the Bronx: cops
Sergio Jimenez was shot in the head, and the teen, who was in the passenger seat, was struck in the hand and back according to police.
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Vaccine Requirement for Kids to Enter NYC Restaurants Among Strict New COVID Restrictions
New York's mayor also announced a "first-in-the-nation" vaccine mandate for all private sector workers.
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New York to mandate Covid vaccines for all private sector workers
All private sector employers in New York City will now be required to implement a Covid-19 vaccine mandate by December 27, the city's mayor Bill De Blasio announced Monday.
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U.S. begins requiring COVID-19 test within one day for international travelers
All travelers heading to the U.S. will now need to get a COVID-19 test within one day before entering the country to help slow the spread of the Omicron variant. CBS News' Laura Podesta joins "CBSN AM" with the latest on the new rules.
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Kennedy Center Honors 2021: See photos of Joni Mitchell, Scarlett Johansson attending
The 2021 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was a star-studded event that brought Hollywood to the nation's capital.       
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'The Ingraham Angle' on Biden's COVID response
Guests: Mike Lee, Alex Berenson, Byron Donalds, Jamie McBride, Adam Carolla, Jonathan Turley
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New U.S. international travel restrictions for COVID-19 go into effect
Travelers coming to the U.S., including U.S. citizens, must now take a COVID test within one day of their departure, regardless of vaccination status. Insider business news and travel reporter Thomas Pallini joined "CBSN AM" to talk about the new rules and about how the travel industry is reacting.
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How Swede it is: Go winter-wonderlanding under the aurora borealis
With ABBA releasing (however half-heartedly) their first new album in four decades, Sweden is having a moment in the sun. Ironic since, this time of year, it doesn't really have a sun.
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New York City Announces Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers
Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was a “pre-emptive strike” to curb another wave of virus cases and help reduce transmission of the new variant. Here’s the latest.
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Charlie Cox Is Daredevil in the MCU, Reveals Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige
Precisely when Charlie Cox will return remains a mystery, though.
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Dr. David Agus on rapid spread of Omicron variant, at-home COVID-19 testing
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss the latest data about the new Omicron variant that's rapidly spreading around the world. He also discusses what you need to know about at-home COVID-19 tests.
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Jeff Garlin defends himself from cancel culture amid 'The Goldbergs' on-set conduct allegations
Comedian Jeff Garlin is defending himself from being canceled over allegations that he creates an unsafe working environment on the set of the ABC comedy “The Goldbergs”
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'Special Report' All-Star Panel on Omicron variant
Guests: Ari Fleischer, Harold Ford Jr., Brian Kilmeade
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Maryland man busted allegedly selling 600 fake vaccine cards for $75 each
Amar Shabazz, 23, purchased the fake vaccination cards through a foreign online marketplace in June and then started advertising them on his social media accounts.
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Waukesha parade suspect's low bail in prior case is typical practice in Milwaukee
An embattled democratic Milwaukee district attorney called Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks’ $1,000 bail in a prior domestic violence case "inappropriately low" but court records suggest that defendants are routinely sprung on small sums for serious felonies --including a suspected serial bank robber.
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Max Rose to Run for House in Likely Rematch Against Malliotakis
Mr. Rose, a moderate Democrat, lost to Representative Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican, by six percentage points last year in a conservative district that includes Staten Island.
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Keilar asks prosecutor about school's awareness of suspect's gun access
CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald about the knowledge school officials had of Ethan Crumbley's access to a gun and why his parents are facing criminal charges after the deadly school shooting in Oxford, Michigan.
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Groom Suggesting Bride Not Invite Her Autistic Sister to Wedding Ceremony Sparks Fury
The groom said special "accommodations" would need to be in place if the 15-year-old was to attend the wedding.
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Andrzej Sikora, Who Allegedly Sheltered Ethan Crumbley Parents, Might Be Charged: Police
Oakland County resident Andrzej Sikora is linked to the studio where the parents of the 15-year-old accused Michigan school shooter were discovered following a lengthy manhunt.
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Senate set to vote on bill barring Biden vaccine mandate, likely to pass with Manchin support
Sen. Joe Manchin is likely to help a bill opposing a vaccine mandate for private companies pass the Senate this week, but the legislation faces an uphill battle in the House.
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'Remember that can easily be you': Angelenos closest to the homelessness crisis urge compassion
A poll says Latino and Black respondents were the most likely to have been homeless or know someone who had, and were also the most optimistic about solving L.A.'s homeless crisis.
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Review: Siri Hustvedt's powerful essays on family and art focus on what's missing
"Mothers, Fathers, and Others" collects essays on maternal bonds, art and analysis, cancer and conception and more from the polymath novelist.
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How to share a happy holiday with an ex-partner and your kids
For a successful get-together with a blended family, set conflicts aside, communicate ahead of time and keep expectations clear.
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'I don't deserve to be other-ized anymore': Arooj Aftab on becoming a surprise Grammy nominee
The Pakistan-raised, Brooklyn-based artist, who sings mostly in Urdu, received two Grammys nominations, including best new artist.
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Omicron Should Be a Wake-Up Call for the World
The longer developing nations remain unvaccinated, the greater the danger of new variants emerging. Closing the gap will require focusing on vaccine demand as well as supply.
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What's on TV Monday: Season finale of 'The Big Leap' on Fox; 'A Very Boy Band Holiday' on ABC
What to watch Monday, December 6: Season finale of 'The Big Leap,' Fox; 'A Very Boy Band Holiday,' ABC; 'Michael Bublé's Christmas in the City,' NBC
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$18 minimum wage? L.A. investor Joe Sanberg is trying to get that on the ballot
Joe Sanberg and other anti-poverty activists say California's current path to a $15 hourly minimum wage isn't enough given rising living costs.
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Column: Is a 'Viva Mexico' salad Mexican food? A judge will soon tell us
The 'Viva Mexico' chopped salad is at the center of a legal dispute in Nevada to determine if the Chop Stop chain item constitutes Mexican food.
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‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Is Definitive Proof That Yoko Didn’t Break Up The Band
"It's going to be such an incredible, comical thing in 50 years time. 'They broke up 'cause Yoko sat on an amp.'"
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Hate speech lawsuit against Facebook gains powerful ally: D.C.’s attorney general
The case is the latest test of tech companies' protections under Section 230.
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Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sex and the City’s frenemy feud 
Look how happy Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker looked together! | James Devaney/WireImage It’s unlikely that Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones will ever return to Sex and the City. In Sex and the City, Samantha Jones provided much of the eponymous coitus. Played by Kim Cattrall over the course of six seasons and two movies, she has swing sex, group sex, work sex, public sex, lesbian sex, elder sex, and sex with a professional dildo model. She’s a Goldilocks of cocks in season two, contending with penises that are too small and too big. She at least attempts to seduce a priest and successfully convinces a man to groom his pubic hair in the name of gender equality. She literally wears out her Rabbit vibrator. More than any other character, her sexual adventurousness leaves no bone unturned. So when Sex and the City’s revival, And Just Like That, was announced, it was especially puzzling that Cattrall would not be joining the cast with her former co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. Why would SATC continue without the sex? Would it just be And the City? How do you fill the Samantha-sized sex void without this electric character? It turns out that Samantha’s exclusion doesn’t have much to do with the story but rather a feud between Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Samantha’s dear friend Carrie Bradshaw and who served as an executive producer on both the old and new shows. While the actresses were portraying platonic soulmates, the two, according to Cattrall, butted heads when the cameras stopped rolling. Looking back with this lens, storylines that had Samantha getting fat, getting arrested in Abu Dhabi (and having a condom-waving meltdown in a souk), and impulsively dyeing her pubic hair red-orange in a misguided attempt to stave off her looming mortality, could be mordantly interpreted as Parker enacting a wicked, slow-boil torture on her rival. Yet, the two never let whatever was happening offscreen bleed into onscreen animosity. It’s a testament to both that fans want to see the women of SATC be friends until their dying days. Like many feuds spanning across time and place, only one party has spilled all the beans — mostly on Instagram. The rest of the fighting has been done in denials, podcast interviews, and oblique references about “family.” And if you put all those clues together, it’s not a complete surprise that Cattrall won’t appear in the reboot, and probably won’t ever be seen on the show again. Kim Cattrall and Kim Cattrall’s mom think Sarah Jessica Parker is an emotional terrorist The eruption that seemingly hammered the nail in Samantha Jones’s metaphorical SATC coffin occurred in 2018 (the character, it seems, will reportedly have moved abroad in And Just Like That). Cattrall’s younger brother Chris died in February 2018 and she posted a remembrance of him on February 4. Two days later, she thanked fans and colleagues for sending her family support. Six days later, Cattrall clarified that “thanks” post, saying that she received warm wishes from a person she didn’t want them from: Sarah Jessica Parker. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kim Cattrall (@kimcattrall) “My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’” Cattrall wrote, explaining that not only had Parker upset her but also Mother Cattrall. “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.” Cattrall could have sent this note over email or text to Parker, who sources said had sent condolences publicly and privately. But Cattrall chose to say them in public. In doing so, the post garnered a lot of attention, attracting over 78,000 “Likes” and 25,000 comments — much of that attention, no doubt, came from SATC fans. It also was a clear confirmation on Cattrall’s end that she did not like Parker, hasn’t liked Parker, and seemingly will never like Parker. This type of airing of dirty laundry doesn’t regularly happen in Hollywood. Actors like Cattrall are told never to confirm salacious gossip, as it might risk future prospects that bring in future money. Cattrall has cannily played the game for years — including six seasons and two movies — so her emphatically stating that she does not like Parker is a flip of the proverbial script. While this outburst took many by surprise, it was actually Cattrall doubling down on comments she made in a 2017 interview with Piers Morgan. She told Morgan that she and Parker were colleagues, not friends. “The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over. ... Sarah Jessica, she could have been nicer ... I don’t know what her issue is. I never have,” Cattrall said. In her Instagram post, Cattrall linked a New York Post story that detailed the rift between the two stars. According to the Post, Parker, allegedly irked by how popular Cattrall’s reception had been in the first seasons of the show, began to ice Cattrall out and isolate her from co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Tom Kingston/WireImage Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall filming a happy scene, even though they probably didn’t like each other that much in this moment. This divide was seemingly confirmed by executive producer Michael Patrick King in 2018. “As the show progressed, the characters, everybody grew, it became a family. Kristin, Cynthia, and Sarah Jessica became one group, and Kim never joined mentally. Kristin and Cynthia went in the light,” King told the Originspodcast in an episode on SATC. The experience was apparently so sour that Cattrall reportedly didn’t even want to sign on for the 2008 movie, but did so after asking for and receiving more money. Her argument was that Samantha was as beloved a star as Parker’s Carrie was, and Parker was making more money the entire run. In the end, Cattrall was reportedly paid $7 million for the first film, and Parker $15 million. That movie went on to gross over $415 million, prompting a sequel. Cattrall was reluctant to participate in Sex and the City 2, but eventually did the film (earning, by reports, $10 million to Parker’s $20 million). My mom asked me today, “When will that Sarah Jessica Parker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” —Kim Cattrall Cattrall’s reluctance was met with stories about “diva” behavior, although the origin of these rumors is unclear. Cattrall said at the time that her only “demand” was not wanting to make the films in the first place. The popular narrative that Cattrall is money-hungry and difficult to work with makes it her fault if any attempt at a revival of the series or movie sequel is squashed. Pinning the blame and fan ire on Cattrall isn’t entirely fair to Cattrall, however, if she was experiencing an extremely unpleasant work environment. Cattrall’s decision to lay the Parker beef bare on Instagram now seems like a culmination of her experience rather than a reaction to Parker’s comments of support. Sarah Jessica Parker: Even though Kim Cattrall said I hate her, I do not hate Kim Cattrall Parker has never directly addressed Cattrall’s Instagram post, but she has talked about Cattrall’s interview with Morgan. On a February 2018 episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Parker was asked about how she felt about Cattrall’s assertions that they were not friends. “Heartbroken,” Parker told host Andy Cohen, painting a more cordial picture than Cattrall did. “I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience. I always think what ties us together is this experience — it was a professional experience but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives.” Parker also spoke to People that same month, reiterating that she and Cattrall have never fought. “I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing that part. So there was no fight; it was completely fabricated, because I actually never responded. And I won’t, because she needed to say what she needed to say, and that is her privilege,” she said, pointing out that Cattrall’s interview with Morgan was misleading. Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Kim Cattrall, left, and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie. Almost three years later, on January 10, 2021, Parker announced on Instagram that And Just Like That would be coming to HBO Max. Parker tagged her co-stars Davis and Nixon but not Cattrall, and later confirmed that Samantha would not be in the show. King, an executive producer on SATC who made those comments about Cattrall not being part of the family, was the showrunner. HBO Max’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, said the series would focus on the three remaining friends and that it would show the realities of being 50, and having people in your life (presumably like Samantha) come and go. Whether the fighting was real or not, Cattrall’s scorched earth reaction, as well as Parker’s assertion that there was no feud, ultimately sealed their future involvement in And Just Like That. The entire series is built on the fantasy that these four women are friends. With Cattrall making it very clear that she doesn’t like Parker, the fantasy couldn’t continue. Every episode would unwittingly challenge viewers to “spot the discord” between the two feuding actors. At the same time, Parker’s “that’s not the way I remembered it” recollections and “sorry you felt that way” apologies perpetuate the narrative that the onscreen friendship continued when the cameras stopped rolling. Her comments make it seem as though it was Cattrall’s choice not to participate in the revival and the door is open should she ever return, even though that might not be the actual case. A fascinating wrinkle of this fallout is that the series’ legendary designer and stylist Patricia Field will not be joining And Just Like That, citing a scheduling conflict. Field works on the Netflix show Emily in Paris, which was created by SATC’s other showrunner, Darren Star. Starr was allegedly allied (according to tabloids) with Cattrall. And on May 17, 2021, Cattrall posted a picture with Field, calling her a “dear friend and confidant”: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kim Cattrall (@kimcattrall) This indicates that the breakdown was not as simple as “Samantha versus everybody,” that there may have been larger and more complicated factions on the Sex and the City set. According to reports, And Just Like That will place Samantha in London — she exists, but she isn’t running into her old friends. There was a previous rumor going around that the show would kill her off; Samantha living in London at least leaves the possibility of a return. Ostensibly, it would be easier to return from the UK than return from the dead in the SATC cinematic universe, though both seem more feasible than Cattrall working with Parker again.
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Tips for setting up your home bar, during the holidays and beyond
Here’s how to put a well-appointed bar cart together.
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