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20 die when limo on way to party blows stop sign

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- A limousine loaded with revelers headed to a 30th birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into an SUV parked outside a store, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in almost a decade, officials and relatives of the victims said Sunday.

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Ick factor: NYC so far turns up nose at food-scrap recycling

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers are so far turning up their noses at the city's ambitious organics collection program, which has stalled because not enough people are participating in the often-smelly chore of separating out all those table scraps, spoiled meat, rotten vegetables and cut grass.

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Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

PHOENIX -- It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing the disease? Two big studies are going all out to try.

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Little scrutiny in DeVry sale, as DeVos targets protections

WASHINGTON -- A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that's more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns.

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DeVos to miss deadline in easing fraud protections

WASHINGTON -- Students defrauded by for-profit colleges will get a reprieve from the Education Department's push to ease regulations for those schools because the government said it would miss a deadline for releasing an updated rule on loan forgiveness.

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