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

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McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The Metro Silver Line opens to passengers Saturday, capping decades of planning and construction for the nearly $3-billion corridor linking Tysons Corner and Reston to the D.C.-area subway system It is one in a series of large-scale construction projects aimed at easing congestion in a region known for traffic jams.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A Christiansburg man has been ordered to spend 38 years behind bars for shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg shopping mall. Reports say 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis was sentenced Wednesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court for the April 2013 shooting.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A major fitness equipment maker, Core Health & Fitness, says it will invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant and add 250 jobs. The Washington-state based company says it will make Nautilus fitness equipment and other brands such as Stairmaster at the site in Virginia.

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - A group plans to hold a discussion this weekend on Washington and Lee University's decision to remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus. Some students had complained about the flags in the chapel at the university, where top Confederate general Robert E. Lee is buried.

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