A grain farmer in Ukraine

AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

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Russia withdrew from the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a move that could destabilize global food prices and exacerbate food insecurity. What did the agreement do?

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Yesterday, the group No Labels held a town hall co-headlined by West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin. Why has this group caused concerns about the 2024 election amongst Democrats?

No Labels is a centrist political group that is contemplating running a third-party candidate in 2024 if the other choices are Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The group has sparked fears among Democrats that a third-party candidate could draw enough votes to affect the election outcome. The group’s policy agenda focuses on healthcare costs, border control, and criminal justice reform.

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Ukraine damaged the Crimean Bridge with naval drones yesterday. What crucial purpose does the bridge serve?

The Crimean Bridge, also known as the Kerch Bridge, is a significant structure for Russia, both strategically and symbolically. It serves as a crucial supply route for Russia's military operations in Ukraine, via rail and road. Rail service resumed yesterday, but road traffic remains delayed. The bridge is also a physical symbol of Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, making it a target for Ukrainian resistance.

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A Stanford study found that weekday golf outings increased 83% in August 2022 vs. August 2019, with a particularly strong increase around 4pm tee times. What’s the suspected reason?

The shift to remote or hybrid work during the pandemic has given employees greater control over work hours. This has resulted in an unexpected 4pm-6pm "dead zone" where many workers take personal time for golf, hitting the gym, or going out to eat. They often make up for this time by working a third shift late into the night, which is causing scheduling difficulties for businesses.

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Why are film buffs booking flights and planning road trips to see the historical drama "Oppenheimer," which opens in theaters this week?

"Oppenheimer" is being shown in IMAX 70mm in only 30 theaters worldwide (19 in the US), and director Christopher Nolan has touted this as the ideal viewing experience. This has led to dedicated fans traveling long distances to these theaters, sometimes even from other countries. The movie’s IMAX 70mm film is over 11 miles long and weighs more than 600 pounds.