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Dozens of soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said Saturday. Top Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak said in a Telegram post that 116 Ukrainians were freed. He said the released POWs include…

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Chinese balloon soars across US; Blinken scraps Beijing trip

A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon is sailing across the U.S. The spectacle drew severe Pentagon accusations of spying on Friday, while sending some excited or alarmed Americans outside with binoculars By MATTHEW LEE – AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations…

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How to avoid vision problems from diabetes, which 13.6% of Kentuckians have, 7th in U.S.; 33.8% more have pre-diabetes

By Joseph Brown University of Kentucky Diabetes is a disease so prevalent in the U.S. that it is considered to be an epidemic. In Kentucky, according to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 13.6% of the adult population has diagnosed diabetes, seventh in the nation. Another 33.8% of Kentuckians have been diagnosed as having pre-diabetes. Diabetes…

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Study identifies six factors linked with lower risk of dementia; expert says ‘It may never be too late to improve your brain health’

A new study of more than 29,000 older adults in China has identified six habits “that are linked with a lower risk of dementia and a slower rate of memory decline,” Annabelle Timsit of The Washington Post reports. “Eating a balanced diet, exercising the mind and body regularly, having regular contact with others, and not…

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988 suicide lifeline marks six months, 26% jump in monthly calls

TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today   FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The 988 service, which allows Kentuckians in crisis to connect with suicide prevention, mental health and substance abuse counselors in their area by calling the three-digit number from any phone, is being touted as a success. “It is providing help to more people than ever before,”…

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KSP distributing body-worn cameras to troopers

TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) — For the first time in history, Kentucky State Police troopers will be equipped with body-worn cameras, as many local law enforcement agencies across the state, to help increase officer safety and public trust. The new integrated video recording system will be distributed to approximately 780 sworn personnel.…

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