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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Amtrak says its Lynchburg route has far exceeded its annual performance targets for its first full year of operation. Since Oct. 1, 2009, the route has provided a daily ride as far north as Boston from Lynchburg.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Federal regulators are scheduled to take testimony today on a proposal to require coal mine operators to do more to control explosive dust. The hearing in Charleston, W.Va., is the fourth planned by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

COLONIAL BEACH, Va. (AP) Colonial Beach's mayor says the Town Council's offer to give him an office in a vacant building is an insult. The council evicted Mayor Frederick Rummage from Town Hall in April 2009 and prohibited him from making uninvited visits to employees' private offices there. Now council members say they will reconsider the eviction if he requests a place to meet with residents and visitors.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Internal Revenue Service says it has $2.3 million in unclaimed federal tax refunds that it wants to return to Virginians. The IRS says it was unable to deliver refund checks to 2,239 taxpayers because of mailing-address errors.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Hungary struggles to deal with thousands of migrants at a Budapest train station. World leaders react to news the Obama administration clears a hurdle on the Iran nuclear deal. And the king of Saudi Arabia makes his first official visit to Washington. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tamara Keith for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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How The Architect Of Netflix's Innovative Culture Lost Her Job To The System

Netflix is famous for pioneering a company culture that demands standout results from every employee. One of the architects of this philosophy ended up losing her job to the system she created.

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