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As orange poppies went through a "super bloom" in Southern California, a satellite recorded images of the colors (and tourists) while orbiting Earth.
Is Poppy a robot? Or is she real?
Afghanistan continues to be the world's biggest producer of opium, and it's changing out the Taliban operates.
US officials have observed several Mexican drug-eradication operations in recent weeks, signaling a renewed partnership on anti-drug efforts.
Opium-poppy cultivation in Afghanistan in 2016 were at the third-highest level since 1994, behind only 2014 and 2013.
Insecurity and opium production, among other things, have increased, while the Afghan government's territorial control appears to have decreased.
Afghanistan recorded one of its three highest area-under-cultivation levels for opium in 2016.
"Preliminary results suggest that illicit cultivation has increased well above 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres)," a UN official said.
Violence is rising in Mexico’s heroin capital, and it’s a sign of how ugly the fight against crime has gotten
"The mafia saying that violence is bad for business is certainly true," said a former DEA agent.