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Tapping into controversial back surgeries

cbsnews.com — Government data reveals spinal fusion numbers per doctor, nationwide
CBS reveals spinal fusion #s per doc nationwide. Look up your surgeon. Experts: high #s raise questions. cbsn.ws/Pw60iz #muckreads
CBS uses M-care data to ID docs doing extraordinary volume of spinal fusions -- a surgery often done unnecessarily. cbsn.ws/1mCR8Lt
RT @charlesornstein: Huge new story by pal @BenEisler: Medicare data shows 5% of spine surgeons performed 40% of riskier fusion surgeries. cbsn.ws/Pw6epQ
RT @andrewmseaman: Great work by @BenEisler: 5% of the surgeons did about 40% of the fusions on four or more vertebrae. (via @CBSNews) cbsn.ws/QB7sRU
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50th anniversary of the cubicle

cbsnews.com — A majority of Americans work in a three-walled cubicle and 93 percent of them report hating it. CBS News' Mo Rocca shares the history of the cubicle.

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

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.

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.

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

Eye Opener: Shocking attack in Afghanistan

cbsnews.com — Three American doctors were killed outside a children's hospital in Kabul. Also, the FDA prepares to regulate electronic cigarettes. All that, and all that matters, in today's "Eye Opener." Your world in 90 seconds.
Chris Colabello's home run makes it. RT @CBSThisMorning: Your world in 90 seconds. Watch this morning's Eye Opener: cbsn.ws/1ihVaDx

Costa Rica wants explanation over “Cuban Twitter” network launched from U.S. Embassy in San Jose

cbsnews.com — SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.
Costa Rica govt. asking Obama administration why it launched "Cuban Twitter" from inside their country cbsnews.com/news/costa-ric… #cubantwitter

Scientists seek genetic clues to longevity from 115-year-old woman

cbsnews.com — More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span. Genetic mutations have been linked to diseases such as cancer, but these findings suggest that mutations in white blood cells are largely harmless over a lifetime, the researchers said.
@CBSNews: A new study may advance what is known about limits of the human life span. cbsn.ws/1prJHLD

NYC horse carriage accident caught on camera

cbsnews.com — NEW YORK -- Animal rights activists plan to protest the city's horse-drawn carriage industry following an accident near the Plaza Hotel, CBS New York reported. A bus startled a horse and it fell over on the sidewalk, becoming pinned to the ground by its carriage Wednesday, according to a tourist from Oklahoma who provided CBS 2 with photos of the incident.

Ohio inmate calls reporter while holding corrections officer hostage

cbsnews.com — WARREN, Ohio - Three inmates took a correction officer hostage at an Ohio county jail for several hours Wednesday and one of the inmates called CBS affiliate WOIO in the middle of the incident. "I don't want to be in the county jail. It's a matter of time before one of those guys snaps at [inaudible].

Traveling through time on Google maps

cbsnews.com — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps

Caroline Kennedy

cbsnews.com — President Obama's visit to Japan is a high-profile occasion for his official representative. It's a familiar role for Caroline Kennedy, who is quickly turning into a no-nonsense diplomat. Kennedy was welcomed to Japan like a celebrity, and she jumped into some of the most culturally sensitive issues in the country as the new U.S.

Fares don't cover costs: United loses $609M

cbsnews.com — United Airlines ( UAL) is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. While all the other major airlines made money in the first quarter, United lost $609 million during the first three months of this year.

FDA: Ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors

cbsnews.com — WASHINGTON -- The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require health warning labels and approval for new products under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.
RT @CBSThisMorning: The "wild wild west" of e-cig sales will soon be regulated. FDA says this is an "important step." cbsn.ws/1gTjBYD
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