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Absence Without Leave (AWOL) and Desertion

Members of the Armed Forces are required to be at or near their assigned duty station at all times unless military orders or leave requests dictate otherwise. Failing to report in a timely manner to your appointed place of duty

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Marijuana in Washington, DC: Just How Legal Is “Legalized”?

In 2014, Washington DC’s Initiative 71 legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the District of Columbia. But how legal is “legalized”? While possession-based arrests have decreased in the years since Initiative 71 passed, arrests are still made for public

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Divorce in Virginia

Going through a divorce, for most people, can be a difficult time. It is emotionally draining and can also be a financial burden. The length of the marriage, the amount of shared property and assets, the reasons for the divorce,

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New Veterans Appeals Regulations

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in fiscal year 2017, claimants generally waited less than 125 days for an initial decision on a VA disability claim, if they chose to appeal however, the average wait for a final

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