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

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BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about his brother's alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the bombings. Prosecutors argued against a request by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers to turn over documents related to the Waltham case.

BOSTON (AP) - The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder. Joie Edson tells The Associated Press her son Kevin "Kayvon" Edson has bipolar disorder. The 25-year-old was arrested yesterday.

BOSTON (AP) - Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs exploded a year ago. Dave McGillivray, race director for the Boston Athletic Association, says he believes Boston will be the "safest place on the planet" on Monday.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - State police say two people have died in a crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham. Police say it appears as if an eastbound minivan spun out at about 5 this morning and was struck by a tractor-trailer hauling lumber. The occupants of the minivan, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene. No names were immediately released.

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston native who lived long and prospered as Spock in the "Star Trek" television show and movies is being honored by his hometown chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Leonard Nimoy is scheduled to receive the Governors' Award at the Boston/New England Emmy Awards ceremony on June 7th.

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