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two wrongfully convicted men provide jobs for felons at restaurant


two men have turned their lives around after doing a lengthy stint in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. according to cbs news, derrick hamilton and shabaka shakur be e the owners of a brooklyn-based restaurant, where they also employ felons.the establishment, named the brownstone, serves dishes native to jamaica, and was a symbol of reconnecting with their community. “we knew that once we were released, that people are always going to have that stigma against you that you were in prison,” shakur shared. “so we wanted to prove that we were ets and not liabilities, that we could go back into the community and be productive citizens.”read: london barbershop offers free haircuts to young men going on job interviewsshakur endured 27-and-a-half years in prison, while hamilton carried out 30






naomie harris almost turned down 'moonlight' role


naomie harris is proud of the work accomplished in the oscar-contending film moonlight but isn’t afraid to share the concerns she had about a role.read review: ‘moonlight’ explores the plight of black gay identityin a special package for cbs, the cast including harris (paula), mahershala ali (juan) and alex hibbert (chiron) opened up about their roles and how the film changed their lives. harris, who plays a drug addict, says she was worrisome about the paula character. speaking to cbs’ nancy giles, harris says she wanted to play teresa, juan’s friend played by janelle monaé.“i feel that there are enough negative portrayals of women in general, and black women in particular,” she said. “i grew up with this really strong mother – really intelligent, powerful, independent – and i’ve always a






clinton may be one of the people least surprised she lost, says top strategist


one of the prevailing narratives of hillary clinton’s presidential paign was that she and those around her fully expected that she would win the presidency, and that her defeat e as a shock. but one of her closest aides, paign communications director jennifer palmieri, suggested the opposite, that though she was devastated by her loss to donald trump, she may have been among those least surprised by it.“contrary to this view that she had held onto this dream of being the first woman president, i think she e close to not running,” palmieri told cbs news chief white house correspondent major garrett in this week’s episode of “the takeout”  podcast. in 2015, the decision whether or not to run was real, palmieri recalled. “she went in with a lot of reluctance because she knew what would happen






protesters gather at jfk airport to shout down trump’s ‘unjust’ immigrant detent


on urday afternoon, a protest at new york city’s john f. kennedy airport (jfk) against pres. donald trump’s draconian immigration policies swelled and gathered steam as democratic politicians spoke and the crowd chanted “let them in!” about immigrants being detained under the new policies.“mr. president, look around, this is america,” said u.s. rep. nydia velzquez (d-ny) during a press conference. “what you’ve done is shameful. these are americans.”trump’s ban on arriving refugees and even green card holders from certain countries is going to sow “confusion,” velzquez said, “not just among working families in america, but also, it’s creating confusion with the people who are working in homeland security. this executive order is arbitrary. it doesn’t provide real guidelines and it’s unjust.






'rush hour' gets bum's rush


q: has the tv show "rush hour" been canceled? it was one of our favorites.a: the "rush hour" action comedies with jackie chan and chris tucker took in big money around the world. but the tv version with jon foo and justin hires wasn't a draw for cbs and ended after a single season. it may have been that foo and hires simply did not have the on-screen connection that chan and tucker had. or that the idea was worn out. or just that, your admiration aside, it simply wasn't a good show.between opie and richieq: did ron howard star in a tv drama between "the andy griffith show" and "happy days"?a: he did. in 1971, he was a supporting player on "the smith family," a half-hour drama that lasted one season on abc. henry fonda starred as los angeles police detective chad smith; howard played his so






al jarreau - al jarreau 1940-2017 - pictures


al jarreaua september 1978 portrait of legendary jazz & r&b singer al jarreau.the seven-time grammy-winner died in los angeles on sunday, february 12, 2017. he was 76. credit: afp/getty imagesal jarreaual jarreau recorded 21 studio and live albums over a 50-year career. among his biggest hits were “we’re in this love together,” “thinkin’ about it, too,” “mornin’,” “teach me tonight,” “so good,” and “never givin’ up.”he embraced a more techno-sound in the 1980s with “boogie down” and “raging waters.” he also sang the theme to the tv series “moonlighting.” credit: afp/getty images"breakin' away"jarreau’s 1981 album, “breakin’ away,” which topped the jazz and r&b charts and spent two years on the billboard 200 chart, was nominated for a grammy for album of the year. credit: warner






trump white house list of terror attacks blasted by mia ayliffe-chung's mother f


london -- a woman in england is chiding the white house for including the attack that left her 20-year-old daughter dead on its list of purportedly under-reported terrorist attacks.the list, released monday in an effort to provide evidence for president trump’s ertion that the u.s. media is deliberately not covering acts of terrorism by islamic extremists, includes the august 2016 fatal stabbing in queensland, australia of mia ayliffe-chung.playvideocbsnpresident says media isn't reporting attacks, doesn't cite evidence president trump said on monday that the media isn't reporting terrorist attacks. anne gearan, a correspondent for the washington post, and sabrin... cbs news did cover -- in some cases heavily but at least to some extent -- more than 74 percent of the attacks on the white h






the first kiss - passions and longings - pictures


the first kissto celebrate valentine's day, a collection of images from memorable romantic films.pictured: may irwin and john c. rice, who were appearing in a stage play "the widow jones," performed their onstage kiss for thomas edison's camera in 1896. the resulting 18 seconds, "the kiss," was the first scandalous screen osculation.by cbsnews.com senior producer david morgancredit: library of congressthree's a crowdthe uninhibited lulu (louise brooks, center) is the object of obsession for many characters, male and female, in g.w. pabst's "pandora's box."credit: criterion collectionhot stuffa nightclub dancer (barbara stanwyck) is asked by a grammarian (gary cooper) to help in his research of slang, which soon gives way to other areas of study, in the screwball comedy "ball of fire."credi






new york city - lady gaga performs - pictures


new york cityview our gallery capturing some of the most visually dynamic moments from the pop superstar’s career. singer lady gaga performs at perez hilton’s one night in new york city during the 2008 cmj marathon & film festival, at the highline ballroom on october 24, 2008 in new york.credit: joe corrigan/getty imagesnew york citysinger lady gaga performs onstage during z100’s jingle ball at madison square garden on december 12, 2008 in new york city.credit: scott gries/getty imageslos angelessinger lady gaga performs at the wiltern theatre on march 13, 2009 in los angeles, california.credit: michael buckner/getty imageslos angelessinger lady gaga performs at the wiltern theatre on march 13, 2009 in los angeles, california.credit: michael buckner/getty imagesglastonbury, englandlady






tpp: with trump out, is china in?


(image: cbsnews.com) with the trans-pacific partnership (tpp) having been dumped by new united states president donald trump on his first week in office, the question remains as to whether the remaining signatories will attempt to push through the deal by themselves or with china's aid -- or whether they will instead use a chinese-led deal.latest australian news the tpp, signed by its 12 member states in february 2016, was designed to regulate trade between the us, australia, new zealand, canada, singapore, vietnam, malaysia, japan, mexico, peru, brunei, and chile. however, with us withdrawal, it cannot come into force, as it was negotiated under the condition that a minimum of six countries with a combined gdp of 85 percent of the 12 signatories must ratify it. as the us accounts for 60 p






"10 rillington place" - sir john hurt 1940-2017 - pictures


"10 rillington place"academy award-nominated actor sir john hurt, who earned accolades for his performances in such cl ics as “a man for all seasons,” “the naked civil servant,” “midnight express,” “alien,” and “the elephant man,” died friday, january 27, 2017. he was 77. hurt’s performances, which graced more than 200 films and tv shows, were typically filled with clear-eyed humanity touched with wry, sardonic humor.“he was a truly magnificent talent,” said “elephant man” producer mel brooks.by cbsnews.com senior producer david morgancredit: columbia pictures"young and willing"born in the english coal-mining village of shirebrook, john hurt’s father was a church of england priest, his mother was an engineer and former actress. after attending the royal academy of dramatic art, hurt appear






"10 rillington place" - sir john hurt 1940-2017 - pictures


"10 rillington place"academy award-nominated actor sir john hurt, who earned accolades for his performances in such cl ics as “a man for all seasons,” “the naked civil servant,” “midnight express,” “alien,” and “the elephant man,” died friday, january 27, 2017. he was 77. hurt’s performances, which graced more than 200 films and tv shows, were typically filled with clear-eyed humanity touched with wry, sardonic humor.“he was a truly magnificent talent,” said “elephant man” producer mel brooks.by cbsnews.com senior producer david morgancredit: columbia pictures"young and willing"born in the english coal-mining village of shirebrook, john hurt’s father was a church of england priest, his mother was an engineer and former actress. after attending the royal academy of dramatic art, hurt appear






record warmth building in on friday. february rain showers on monday


signs of spring down souththis was the view from the univeristy of mississippi in oxford, ms early wednesday. note how green things are looking there! spring seems to have already sprung! temperatures will warm into the 60s and 70s here by the end of the week and weekend ahead. by the way, there are only 13 days left until the start of meterological spring (march 1st) and only 33 more days until the first official day of spring (vernal equinox on march 21st).see the live feed herestart of spring... already?according to usa national phenology network, areas in the green color below show where spring has already sprung across parts of the southern u.s.. their definition of spring is this: the appearance of the first tiny leaves on the trees, or the first crocus plants peeping through the sno






las principales compañías tecnológicas, contra trump y su nueva política anti-re


el presidente donald trump firmaba a última hora del viernes una orden ejecutiva que causaba el caos en muchos aeropuertos estadounidenses este fin de semana. su título es "protegiendo a la nación de la entrada de terroristas extranjeros en estados unidos" y, en ella, se prohíbe durante 120 días (prorrogables) la entrada a dicho país a ciu os de irak, irán, libia, somalia, sudán, siria o yemen. dentro del bloqueo se incluyen personas que tengan doble nacionalidad (siempre que una sea de esos países) y se cancelan visados ya emitidos. en el caso de gente que sea originaria de estos sitios pero tenga permiso de residencia de eeuu, tendrán que ser sometidos a "comprobaciones rutinarias" adicionales, aunque se han dado casos en los que también a ellos se les ha denegado el acceso y se están