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State board gave reprieve to pharmacy

Regulators abandoned a plan to shut down a Massachusetts pharmacy whose medication error sent a teenager to the emergency room with a heart attack, records show.

// Islamists call for rebellion after clashes in Egypt

More than 50 supporters of Egypt’s ousted president were killed by security forces as thousands took to the streets.

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

// Weeks describes Bulger’s alleged role in murders

Kevin Weeks, the gangster’s former ally, testified that “Jim Bulger just kept shooting” during the alleged murders of two men in 1982.

“Drunk History” is moderately funny, as it cuts back and forth between a plastered narrator slurringly describing a famous historical event and a re-creation of his or her distorted version of that event.

Ron Batzdorff

“Drunk History” cuts between a drunk narrator and a re-creation of his or her version of a historical event. Here Bob Odenkirk plays Richard Nixon and Jack McBrayer plays adviser H.R. Haldeman.

Stephen Merchant plays President Abraham Lincoln in the series premiere Tuesday.


Stephen Merchant plays President Abraham Lincoln and Adam Scott is John Wilkes Booth.

Eric Edelstein narrates the Season Premiere on July 9.


Eric Edelstein narrates the season premiere Tuesday.

Adam Scott as John Wilkes Booth and Will Forte as Edwin Booth.


Scott with Will Forte as Edwin Booth. "Perhaps the best part of ‘Drunk History’ is that the actors in the re-creations never speak; they lip-synch the drunken comic’s dialogue," writes Matthew Gilbert.

Craig Anstett, Derek Waters, Jack Black and Dave Grohl are in a bizarre vignette about Elvis meeting Nixon.

Ron Batzdorff

Craig Anstett, Derek Waters, Jack Black, and Dave Grohl are in a bizarre vignette about Elvis meeting Nixon.

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‘Drunk History’ mocks docu-dramas

The wit of the historical re-creations, along with the excellence of the many guest actors in them, helps to overcome the repetitiveness.

// Hernandez ‘duped’ Patriots, Kraft says

Team owner Robert Kraft broke his silence on Monday about Aaron Hernandez’s arrest on a murder charge and subsequent release from the team.

Andrew Miller was checked by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, manager John Farrell, and a trainer after an injury during a a game in Anaheim Saturday.

Red Sox’ Andrew Miller out for season

Miller, a reliever who is third on the team in appearances, needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left foot.



// The Fannie and Freddie gravy train

Retooling the country’s two mortgage giants has been on the to-do list of Congress ever since it omitted the task from the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul.


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Daughn Gibson, ‘Me Moan’

On his debut for Sub Pop Records, Gibson comes off as a sound collage artist feverishly darting from one idea to the next.