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Philippines President-Elect: I Won’t Live in Presidential Palace Because It Is Haunted

Populist firebrand Rodrigo Duterte is ready to assume the presidency of the Philippines in June, preparing an array of zero-tolerance laws against crime, including bans on public smoking and late-night drinking. What he will not be preparing for is a move into the presidential palace, he says, because he has been there and it is haunted.

SURVEY: Problem Drinking Soars, 33 Million U.S. Adults Affected

Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates have increased in recent years. The study is the first national estimate based on a new term, “alcohol use disorder,” in a widely used psychiatric handbook that was updated in 2013.

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Cinco de Mayo Drinking Criticized

On Tuesday, the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated in California, and despite the spate of drinking parties that will ensue, some want the holiday to return to a more sober celebration of Mexican independence from France.

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College That Inspired ‘Animal House’ Bans Liquor on Campus

In a case of life coming full circle, the college that inspired the film Animal House, Dartmouth College, will ban hard alcohol on campus due to what Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon called “extreme behaviors,” adding that “it is hard alcohol — rather than just beer or wine — that lands students on a hospital gurney.”