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    Social media platforms often rely on labels to let users know an account is operated by a Russian state propaganda agency. But new research shows on TikTok the labels aren't very effective even when they're applied consistently. Analysts at the Alliance for Securing Democracy identified nearly 100 accounts with clear links to Russian state media or propaganda agencies. The analysts found more than a third of the accounts were still unlabeled a year after TikTok announced its labeling program. Even when the labels were added to Russian state accounts, they did little to limit the reach of the propaganda. TikTok says it'll keep reviewing new accounts and adding labels.

      Concerned with preventing growing numbers of suicides, the US Navy is planning to make chaplains regular members of the crew on ships with more than 300 sailors, instead of only the largest carriers as in the past. The goal is for chaplains – who are both clergy in different denominations and naval officers – to connect with sailors, believers and non-believers alike, as life coaches. Complete confidentiality protects all their conversations, making them a relief valve for young sailors especially who are struggling with mental health and lack the usual coping mechanisms of online communication while at sea. Depression and anxiety have marked many young adults, especially post-pandemic, but struggles in the military carry unique challenges and security implications.

      The county that encompasses Manhattan added more than 17,000 residents in the year ended last July after losing almost 111,000 during the height of urban population decline stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest estimates Thursday. Manhattan’s New York County was among several large, urban U.S. counties that either gained residents between July 2021 and July 2022 or stemmed the rate of losses compared with the same period a year earlier. The reversal was particularly notable in Sunbelt counties. International migration played a big part in the trend, but not every urban center is on the upswing. Los Angeles County lost 90,000 in the 12-month period.

      The enamel on teeth helps protect them from cavities, but it can also soak up the pigments from what you eat and drink. Here are some foods that you should consume in moderation if you want to keep your teeth white.

      Healthy eating is not a black and white issue. It’s shades of gray — and sweets are definitely in the gray area. It’s true, sugary-filled treats shouldn’t be a major part of your diet. However, there’s also no reason why they need to be banned entirely. In fact, for many, swearing off favorite treats may cause feelings of deprivation, which can lead to cravings and over-indulgence. That said, the key to enjoying treats is balance.

      Sometimes the right path isn’t the easiest one, though you’re in luck! Follow these tips and tricks for an easy and affordable new garden path! The best thing about it? You can choose your pathway material from the comfort of your own home! Buzz60’s Chloe Hurst has the story!

      Q: I am going to be applying for the senior real estate tax freeze on my house this year. I do own my house, but I don’t have any paperwork of any kind that says I am the owner. How do I prove that I do own my house? Also, when I moved into this house 20 years ago, I put the title to the home into a land trust so that when I die, the home automatically becomes my son’s house.

      Because home prices have risen so dramatically since 2020, tax assessments are rising as well—which means larger annual property tax bills. Higher property taxes can be daunting for homeowners, but they are a boon for state and local governments that rely heavily on property tax revenue. Pro…

      THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- While research has shown that having pets can lower the chances of respiratory allergies in children, a new study finds it might also reduce the risk of food allergies.

      A federal judge in Texas who has previously ruled to dismantle the Affordable Care Act struck down a narrower but key part of the nation’s health law. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge Reed O' Connor blocks the requirement that most insurers cover preventive care such as vaccines and cancer screenings. Opponents and medical groups had warned that the decision could jeopardize preventive screenings for millions of Americans. The Biden administration had told the court the outcome of the case “could create extraordinary upheaval in the United States’ public health system.” It is likely to appeal.


      Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.

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