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Looking for a new sitcom to binge on while on overnight duty? You might be tempted by the Netflix reboot of “One Day at a Time.” The new version of the series is about a family of military veterans and the critics love it. Fusion said it “achieved the authenticity we’ve been missing from television.” CNN insisted it “gives reboots a good name.” The New York Times declared it “better than the original.”

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People sometimes assume that the best war stories are fact based. Logic tells us that truth is more authentic than fiction. But Adrian Bonenberger and Brian Castner challenge that assumption in a new anthology of short story fiction, “The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War.

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Judge Stephen V. Manley does not shy away from tackling society’s most intractable problems. He founded the Drug Treatment Court and Mental Health Court of Santa Clara County, California, after recognizing a systemic problem: State services were not being offered to treat mentally illness for clients who appeared in drug courts. Today, Santa Clara County has a separate drug court and mental health court equipped to meet the unique needs of each client population.

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aiyana S. Paschal

In late March, the Navy announced plans to dissolve its Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College. The group organized each year with 18 to 22 members of senior officers tasked with working on chief of naval operations-directed projects.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Lee

I arrive to swim week — a week of progressively difficult swim tests during Marine Corps boot camp — a mediocre swimmer. On day three, my platoon of about 50 women file into the swim facility. Hard-nosed swim instructors in tiny shorts line the pool deck and behold our startled expression as we march in.

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Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin B. Gray

I was on the phone with a financial advisor the other day as I stared at an account summary page on my computer. The 529 college savings plan I opened when my son was an infant stared back at me. 

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