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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NY'-ehv) want some of the charges against him tossed out. The attorneys will make their request today before a federal judge in Boston, claiming many of the charges are redundant and could sway jurors.

BOSTON (AP) - Two doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital will pay $4.5 million to settle a malpractice lawsuit from the family of a Plymouth woman who died at the hospital in 2005. The Boston Globe reports Geraldine Moran died after falling from a ladder, with the family claiming doctors didn't treat her quickly enough.

BOSTON (AP) - Two men looking to unseat Congressman John Tierney have filed new campaign finance reports. Republican Richard Tisei, who narrowly lost to Tierney in 2012, raised $301,000 over the first quarter of the year. Democrat Seth Moulton raised more than $454,000.

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Greenfield jury has cleared a Turners Falls man in the 2012 shooting of his girlfriend's nephew. The Recorder reports Corey Sutton claimed he shot Zachery Drew in self-defense after Drew came at him with a screw driver, nearly killing him.

BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick says the state will look at other steps to combat growing drug-use issues after a federal judge blocked Patrick's order banning the new painkiller Zohydro. The judge said Massachusetts overstepped its authority on the drug, which has been federally approved.

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