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"I feel like people are not educated at a young age to know like, 'OK, you have a choice to go behind bars and become a number and for somebody to profit off you for free labor and it's enslaving your brain," Raphael Saadiq says. Aaron Rapoport/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq Sets His Dark Meditation To Music With 'Jimmy Lee'

Raphael Saadiq says his latest album, Jimmy Lee, is an examination on cycles of addiction and issues plaguing black communities. The album is inspired by the deaths of his brothers.

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Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote

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"I feel like people are not educated at a young age to know like, 'OK, you have a choice to go behind bars and become a number and for somebody to profit off you for free labor and it's enslaving your brain," Raphael Saadiq says. Aaron Rapoport/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq Sets His Dark Meditation To Music With 'Jimmy Lee'

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During a service at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa, last year, Consuelo Lopez (center, right) and her son Pedro carry a book containing the names of those arrested and detained during a 2008 Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on a local meat processing plant. Consuelo Lopez, who cut meat at the plant, was among those detained and deported. Jim Slosiarek/The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gazette hide caption

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When His Mom Was Deported In 2008, A Certainty Shattered: 'Where Is Home?'

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David Koch underwrote both old-fashioned charitable causes, such as the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, and the conservative movement, reshaping U.S. politics. Diane Bondareff/Invision for Koch Industries/AP hide caption

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David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

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