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Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

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Smoke from the Bootleg Fire lingers on Thursday, July 22, 2021, near Paisley, Ore.

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

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This satellite image provided by Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies shows the wildfires in Northern California and Oregon on Wednesday, …

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Fifty years ago this summer, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Whether anyone won the war is questionable, but the losers are c…

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Alton Lucas sits on the porch of his home outside of Raleigh, N.C., on Friday, June 18, 2021. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was already the right-hand man to his musically inclined best friend, Youtha Anthony Fowler, who many hip hop and R&B heads know today as DJ Nabs. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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This early 1990's photo provided by musician DJ Nabs shows him, left, with his childhood friend, Alton Lucas in North Carolina.

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Musician Youtha Anthony Fowler, known as DJ Nabs, left, listens to lifelong best friend Alton Lucas talk about his drug addiction in Nabs' home studio outside of Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, June 26, 2021. By their teenage years, Lucas and Fowler were deejaying for college parties at nearby Duke University. Together, “Luke Duke,” as Lucas was known, and “Nabisco Disco,” as Fowler was called, helped popularize hip-hop music among undergraduates. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Old photos of Alton Lucas, top and bottom on left, and musician DJ Nabs, lower right, are assembled in a scrapbook in Nabs' home studio outside of Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, June 26, 2021. As a teenager, Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was already the right-hand man to his musically inclined best friend, Youtha Anthony Fowler, who many hip-hop and R&B heads know today as DJ Nabs. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Alton Lucas delivers wrapped firewood to a convenience store near his home outside of Raleigh, N.C., on Friday, June 18, 2021. It's one of the many jobs he performs as part of his Sunflower Landscaping, a business he founded through the program Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a national nonprofit assisting people with criminal backgrounds by providing practical entrepreneurship education. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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FILE - In this June 17, 1971, file photo, President Richard Nixon explains aspects of the special message sent to the Congress, asking for an extra $155 million for a new program to combat the use of drugs. He labeled drug abuse "a national emergency" and said the money would be used to "tighten the noose around the necks of drug peddlers and thereby loosen the noose around the necks of drug users." At left is Egil Krogh, deputy director of the Domestic Council. At right is Dr. Jerome Jaffe, who was recruited by Nixon to lead a new drug strategy. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges, File)

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1982 file photo, first lady Nancy Reagan speaks at the first national conference of the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth in Washington. “Many people think drug prevention is ‘just say no,’ like Nancy Reagan did in the '80s, and we know that did not work,” said Becky Vance, CEO of the Texas-based agency Drug Prevention Resources, which has advocated for evidenced-based anti-drug and alcohol abuse education for more than 85 years. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File)