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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

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BOSTON (AP) - A U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal is set to be sentenced. Carlos Rafael is the owner of one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations. It includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fishing permits and the Carlos Seafood business in New Bedford. His sentencing is scheduled to begin Monday in Boston's federal court and could extend into Tuesday.

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are again considering the emotionally-charged question of physician-assisted death. A legislative committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday on legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to make a voluntary request of physicians for medication that can be self-administered to bring about a peaceful death.

CHICAGO (AP) - Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday following a recent cardiac event. Blaine founded SNAP in 1988, years after she was abused as an 8th grader by an Ohio priest who taught at the school she attended. She resigned from the organization in February.

BOSTON (AP) - Voters participating in Boston's preliminary election will be narrowing the field of mayoral candidates from four down to two. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh is seeking re-election to a second four-year term. Joining Walsh on the ballot Tuesday is District 7 city councilor Tito Jackson and two lesser-known candidates: Political newcomer Joe Wiley and retired police officer Robert Cappucci.

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