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

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BOSTON (AP) - A spokeswoman for Governor Deval Patrick says state officials have met several times with the drugmaker of the new painkiller Zohydro and still have concerns the medication could get into the wrong hands. The governor initially banned Zohydro, but a federal judge ruled the ban was unconstitutional. Patrick has since set new restrictions on the drug.

BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick is planning to sign an anti-bullying bill today. It's designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

BOSTON (AP) - A University of Massachusetts Boston student has pleaded not guilty to making two recent bomb threats to the same campus building. Twenty-nine-year-old senior Dean Beckford of Somerville was arraigned yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court.

BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick is heaping praise on Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she would "make a great president." Patrick's comments came yesterday as Clinton visited Boston to speak at the Simmons Leadership Conference, a women's leadership forum. Clinton has not said whether she will run for president in 2016.

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - Boston College says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver the keynote speech at the school's commencement exercises next month. The former U.S. senator and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee will also receive an honorary doctorate at the May 19th graduation ceremony. Kerry earned his law degree from Boston College in 1976.

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