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Last week, Boston.com's story on a Harvard Business School professor who waged war on a local Chinese restaurant because of a $4 overcharge went viral.

So the website followed up with more juicy scoops. It reported the professor, Ben Edelman, had previously berated management at another sushi bar. In another article, it reported the professor escalated his campaign against the restaurant with an email that contained a racial slur. But Edelman denied writing the racially charged email, and the website took down the story because it couldn't verify that he was the sender.

Now it appears Boston.com is taking the editor who wrote the articles, Hilary Sargent, down a peg as well.

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Vermont is abandoning its plan to establish a single-payer health care system under the Affordable Care Act, its governor announced Wednesday, a blow to reformers who hoped the state could set a national example.

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) said that he was nixing the plan because it would require large tax increases to fund. The state had been working for years on a plan to institute a single-payer system in 2017, when Obamacare allows states to propose alternative reforms to extend health coverage and control costs.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.

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