In this Nov. 2017 photo, Steph Gaspar, a volunteer outreach worker with The Hand Up Project, an addiction and homeless advocacy group, cleans up needles used for drug injection that were found at a homeless encampment in Everett. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In this Nov. 2017 photo, Steph Gaspar, a volunteer outreach worker with The Hand Up Project, an addiction and homeless advocacy group, cleans up needles used for drug injection that were found at a homeless encampment in Everett. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Federal judge wants opioid lawsuits to end in settlement

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