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North Koreans endure sleepless nights and give up alcohol during Kim's trip to Hanoi

North Koreans endure sleepless nights and give up alcohol during Kim's trip to HanoiNorth Koreans are pining for their leader and enduring sleepless nights during his week-long trip to Vietnam, if the reclusive country’s state-controlled media is to be believed.  Pictures from Hanoi showing Kim’s red-carpet treatment and excited crowds lining the streets of the Vietnamese capital to wave North Korean flags at his passing convoy are playing out well in a state that already portrays its leader and his ancestors as a living deities.  North Korea’s flagship state newspaper Rodong Sinmun devoted its front and second pages on Wednesday to pictures of Kim surrounded by welcoming throngs, acting statesman-like with his chief aides, and greeting cheering children of North Korean embassy staff.  Meanwhile, in Pyongyang, gushing televised vox-pops with city residents have conveniently revealed a longing for their “great leader” to return and a renewed desire to serve him.  “We can’t survive even for a moment without our respected Marshal,” said Kim Song Suk, a public service worker on a crowded tram. “We miss him so much since we heard the news of him travelling to the far-off foreign country.” Pak Sol Hyui, a young woman at the Wonsan shoe-making factory, said she dreamed of the “bright image of the respected Marshal” while laboring at her sewing machine.  “How can I make the respected Marshal happier when he returns? This is the thought that filled my head all day,” she said.  Kim Jong-un's diplomatic skills have been praised by state media Credit: Leah Mills/Reuters According to NK News, some citizens have decided to give up alcohol for the duration of Kim’s trip, in order to demonstrate their loyalty.  Reuters reported that Kim Jong Un’s long trip to Vietnam for a second summit with Donald Trump, the US president is causing sleepless nights back home.  “Three days, three nights have passed since the news of the Dear Marshal’s overseas visit,” a commentary in the Rodong said on Wednesday.  “Sleepless thinking of the Dear Marshal since Sunday” was leading to increased production from workers in the eastern town of Samjiyon and other construction “battlefields”, it added.  Samjiyon is at the foot of Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling dynasty claims its roots. Kim is building a massive tourism centre there, one of his largest construction initiatives as he seeks to make his sanctions-hit economy more self-reliant. Kim and Mr Trump are meeting on Wednesday and Thursday to attempt to break a stalemate over the future of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.  Since news broke on Sunday of his trip – an epic 2,500-mile journey across China in a luxury train – state media has dedicated much of its coverage to Kim’s “historic overseas trip” and his “extraordinary political and excellent diplomatic skills.” Sycophantic media reports lauding Kim’s great exploits is nothing new in a country gripped by his cult of personality.   However, this week’s coverage has been unusually extensive and current. During the first summit between Kim and Mr Trump in Singapore last June, North Korea’s state media maintained a blackout on the meeting until he arrived in the city-state.  State news agency KCNA confirmed on Wednesday that Kim will remain in Vietnam after the summit for a March 1-2 goodwill visit, making his trip at least a week, the longest known trip since he came to power in 2011.



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No drugs, no alcohol in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

No drugs, no alcohol in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutorU.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor said on Friday. Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused “Parts Unknown” television series, was 61. “No trace of narcotics, no trace of any toxic products, no trace of medicines, no trace of alcohol,” prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told Reuters.



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CNN's Erin Burnett To Sam Nunberg: I Smell Alcohol On Your Breath

CNN's Erin Burnett To Sam Nunberg: I Smell Alcohol On Your BreathPresident Donald Trump’s former campaign aide Sam Nunberg spent Monday afternoon sitting for a series of interviews on cable news shows, bombastically stating that he would not comply with a subpoena he received to appear before a federal grand jury regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Here’s CNN’s Erin Burnett telling former Trump aide Sam Nunberg that she can smell alcohol on his breath.



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Creative people build mini-island to dodge NYE alcohol ban

Creative people build mini-island to dodge NYE alcohol banWhen it comes to New Year's Eve, people are more than happy to get creative if it means their party plans can go unhindered. On Sunday, a photo shared by David Saunders in the Facebook group Tairua ChitChat! began doing the rounds on social media. SEE ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda's tender New Year's message made the holiday a little less horrible It appears to show a group of New Zealanders sat drinking on a tiny island made of sand: New Year's revellers build sandcastle in Coromandel estuary to avoid liquor ban t.co/JihZYSEKkr pic.twitter.com/4Xw5HVh3Tm — Stuff.co.nz News (@NZStuff) December 31, 2017 The thing is, public drinking is currently banned in certain areas of Coromandel over the New Year period — and the suggestion is that this group purposefully constructed the mini island in order to get around the law. "It was great to see some Kiwis having a bit of fun," Saunders, who shared the photo, told the
BBC. Twitter seemed to share his attitude. Where can I get a visa to visit the island? t.co/M8kv4IaUvr — J.MICHAEL (@authorj_michael) January 1, 2018 I guess you could say my goals for 2018 found me t.co/pWIfEPzWaW — Will Barrett (@PeoplesElbow77) January 1, 2018 The best bit? Even local law enforcement didn't seem to mind too much. "That's creative thinking," Inspector John Kelly was quoted as saying by the
BBC.  "If I had known I probably would have joined them." WATCH: Sip, sip, pass—wine with THC is here



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Luann de Lesseps Checks Herself into Alcohol Treatment Center After Palm Beach Arrest

Luann de Lesseps Checks Herself into Alcohol Treatment Center After Palm Beach ArrestDays after her headline-making arrest, Luann de Lesseps is heading to rehab



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Mexico Raid Uncovers Thousands of Gallons of Tainted Alcohol

Mexico Raid Uncovers Thousands of Gallons of Tainted AlcoholAuthorities have seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol after raiding more than 30 hotels and night clubs in popular tourist spots in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.



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State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in MexicoMILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.



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Family: Penn State Student Forced to Consume ‘Lethal’ Amount of Alcohol

Family: Penn State Student Forced to Consume ‘Lethal’ Amount of AlcoholTimothy Piazza’s family tells Matt Lauer that Piazza was not a big drinker, but was hazed into drinking a lethal amount of alcohol.



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The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer Is Stronger

This article originally appeared on Time.com

The scientific link between alcohol and breast cancer is strong, but most of the research backing it has been done in white women, not diverse groups of women.

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Now, in a new analysis published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists find the same risk among black women. They studied more than 22,000 women in the African-American Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Risk Consortium, in which the women answered questionnaires about their alcohol habits. Their answers were correlated with records of breast cancer diagnoses. Women who reported drinking more than seven drinks a week had a higher risk of breast cancer of nearly all types compared to women who drank less. Women who drank 14 or more alcohol beverages weekly had a 33% higher chance of developing breast cancer than women who drank four or fewer beverages a week.

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The findings strengthen what’s already known about alcohol as a risk factor for breast cancer. Researchers believe alcohol can boost estrogen levels, which then feed certain types of breast cancer. In some cases, alcohol may also damage DNA in breast cells, causing them to grow abnormally.


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Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attackerPARIS (AP) — Blood tests determined Sunday that a suspected Islamic extremist consumed drugs and alcohol before a frenzied spree of violence that ended when he took a soldier hostage at Paris' Orly Airport and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen.



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