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Tapping into controversial back surgeries

cbsnews.com — Government data reveals spinal fusion numbers per doctor, nationwide
RT @kwstark: Spinal fusion surgeries are soaring, surpassing hip replacements from 2001 to 2011. Is it demographics or overuse? cbsnews.com/news/tapping-i…
RT @DavidArmstrongX: New searchable database of spinal fusion volume by surgeon; big numbers may reflect skill or overuse - cbsnews.com/news/tapping-i…
RT @kwstark: Spinal fusion surgeries are soaring, surpassing hip replacements from 2001 to 2011. Is it demographics or overuse? cbsnews.com/news/tapping-i…
RT @YFHealthClinic: A 70% increase in spinal fusion surgeries in the last decade sparks an ethical debate... fb.me/6QaK4JL2a
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Kentucky postal worker Brent Morse sentenced to 6 months in prison for stashing 44,900 pieces of mail

cbsnews.com — OWENSBORO, Ky. - A former United States Postal Service Employee has been sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of house arrest for destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of at least 44,900 pieces of mail. U.S. Chief Judge Joseph H.
Fmr mailman sent to prison for stashing nearly 45K pieces of mail; wanted to “speed up his route," @CBSNews rpts: cbsn.ws/1faWxtf
MT @CBSEveningNews: Fmr mailman sentenced to prison for stashing 45K pieces of mail; wanted to “speed up his route”: cbsn.ws/1faWxtf

Get ready for higher coffee prices at the grocery store

cbsnews.com — A perfect storm is brewing for coffee lovers, who may soon be paying through the nose for their morning joe. Prices for arabica coffee jumped to a two-year high in the futures market earlier this month, thanks to a severe drought in Brazil.
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@CBSNews: Get ready for higher coffee prices at the store cbsn.ws/QBH0r9” bacon and now coffee... Breakfast is getting expensive!

Michelle Obama gets resume from girl with unemployed dad

cbsnews.com — WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume.
RT @CBSNews: Michelle Obama gets resume from girl with unemployed dad cbsn.ws/1rqgOwR
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Michael Phelps impresses in his first comeback race

cbsnews.com — MESA, Arizona -- Michael Phelps has qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics. He was second at the turn and came on at the end to win his heat in 52.84 seconds at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday.

Joan Rivers won't apologize to Ohio women over controversial joke

cbsnews.com — The 80-year-old comedienne is on the defensive following complaints over a joke she made on NBC's "Today"
RT @CBSShowbiz: Joan Rivers won't apologize to Ohio women over controversial joke cbsn.ws/1lJVG5M
RT @CBSShowbiz: Joan Rivers won't apologize to Ohio women over controversial joke cbsn.ws/1lJVG5M

Gay veteran, 74, denied burial with spouse because of Idaho law

cbsnews.com — Madelynn Taylor has earned the right to be buried at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery because of her six years of service in the Navy. But her now-deceased wife can't join her because state law doesn't recognize their marriage, CBS affiliate KBOI reports. "I'm not surprised," Taylor told the station.
Idaho won't bury solider w/ wife: "I don't see where the ashes of a couple of old lesbians is going to hurt anybody" cbsn.ws/1l7Y8zZ
RT @NewsBreaker: Gay veteran, 74, denied burial with spouse because of Idaho law cbsn.ws/1jV6UPd - @CBSTopNews

Yankees' Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for using pine tar

cbsnews.com — BOSTON -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball. The commissioner's office announced the penalty Thursday. Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's loss at Boston after umpires found the pine tar on his neck.

Teen stowaway was homesick for Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

cbsnews.com — HONOLULU -- Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.
RT @CBSNews: Teen stowaway was homesick for Africa, had no clue he was in Maui cbsn.ws/1tHiOD7

Coffee Prices hit two-year high

cbsnews.com — Wholesale coffee prices have shot up to a two-year high due to a drought in Brazil, where a third of the world's coffee is grown. Some smaller shops have already been forced to raise their prices. Alexis Christoforus reports.

Study: Obamacare didn't necessarily lead to health plan cancellations

cbsnews.com — President Obama took some serious heat last year when insurers started dropping millions of Americans from health plans that were no longer Obamacare-compliant, seemingly breaking his promise, "If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance."
RT @CBSTopNews: Study: Obamacare didn't necessarily lead to health plan cancellations cbsn.ws/1id8Qop
RT @CBSNews: Study: Obamacare didn't necessarily lead to health plan cancellations cbsn.ws/QBo8bM

FBI joins New York "Swatting" prank investigation

cbsnews.com — LONG BEACH, N.Y. - The FBI is joining an investigation into a hoax call that sent SWAT teams to a home on Long Island. Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said more than 60 heavily armed officers went to the home Tuesday after police received a call that someone killed his mother and brother there.

Raymond Roth, New Yorker who faked drowning in fraud scam, sentenced

cbsnews.com — MINEOLA, N.Y. -- A man who enlisted his son to falsely report that his father had drowned at Jones Beach as part of an insurance fraud scam - and who was later convicted of unrelated charges that he posed as a police officer to accost a woman on a suburban street - was sentenced Thursday to up to seven years in prison.
RT @CBSNews: New Yorker who faked drowning in insurance scam gets sentence cbsn.ws/1idLLlF

Camilla's brother's death an accident, family "utterly devastated"

cbsnews.com — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation group, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's.
RT @CBSTopNews: Camilla's brother's death an accident, family "utterly devastated" cbsn.ws/1idW4pz

CDC: Measles vaccine best defense against the disease

cbsnews.com — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the national Vaccines for Children program will prevent 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last two decades, according to a report released Thursday.
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