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

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RESTON, Va. (AP) - Metro says the new silver line makes the Washington region's transit system 10 percent larger with the addition of five new stations. The first train departed Reston yesterday after about 50 years of planning and more than 5 years of construction.

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - A former professor at Virginia Intermont College is writing a book to preserve the recently closed school's 130-year history. Mary Lou Smith's 57-year career ended abruptly in May when the private, liberal arts school halted operations due to a financial collapse and lost accreditation. Smith graduated from the former two-year girl's school in 1955 and began teaching there in 1957.

ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia. The salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts processed by Peanut Corporation of America led to one of the largest food recalls in history.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Beach woman is looking for answers in the death of her 19-year-old son during a study program in Peru. Damion Wilkins was on an eight-day medical study course through a private Peruvian organization, the Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association.

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