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Prohibition agents destroy barrels of alcohol in this 1921 photo from the Chicago Daily News negatives collection at the Chicago Historical Society. Prohibition began 100 years ago this week. (Public domain)

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In this era of bottomless mimosas, craft beers and ever-present happy hours, it’s striking to recall that 100 years ago the United States imposed a nationwide ban on the production and sale of all types of alcohol.

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer January 14, 2020
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