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When Kids Shoot Guns

Most people agree that guns should not be in the hands of unsupervised children. However, each year in the United States, children access firearms and accidentally—or purposefully—hurt themselves or others.

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The Story of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Last Friday, March 3, was National Anthem Day in the United States. Why is that, you may ask? Well, March 3, 1931 was the day that “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key was officially designated the national anthem.

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Unclaimed Dead Bodies and the Law

Some deceased people go “unclaimed” and are left to the state. Each state law varies in the handling of unclaimed dead bodies. In fact, the only nationwide law that exists is for unclaimed veterans, who have their funeral and burial costs paid for.

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The Greatest Shows on Earth: County Fairs, Carnivals, and Circuses

At HeinOnline, we’re feeling wistful about all the fairs, carnivals, and circuses that have been sidelined due to the pandemic. So dump some powdered sugar on your funnel cake, grab an ice cold birch beer, and join us on the midway for a HeinOnline guided tour of these great traveling amusements.

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Social Security Turns 84: A History of Roosevelt’s Landmark Act

You may have a Social Security number, but do you actually know why? On this day 84 years ago, the first act was signed to implement social security programs in the United States. Explore the origins of U.S. Social Security with HeinOnline.

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Chernobyl: Not Just Another HBO Drama

Thanks to the wildly popular HBO miniseries on the subject, the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of 1986 has become a hot topic in the news. Journey with HeinOnline into the depths of the disaster, and learn a little more about nuclear energy in the U.S. while you’re at it.

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From Poppies to Painkillers: An Overview of the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Drug overdoses are one of the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. With the opioid crisis rising once again to the forefront of U.S. news given the recent Johnson & Johnson opioid lawsuit, learn about the context of the epidemic and recent U.S. countermeasures with HeinOnline.

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You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Equality: 55 Years of Civil Rights

On this day 55 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 during the height of the civil rights movement. Join HeinOnline as we explore the evolution of the act, the efforts that went into its passage, and its ultimate impact.

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HeinOnline: The Most Reliable Source for Government Documents

HeinOnline has long been known as the most comprehensive source of law and law-related journals, but it’s much more than the best place to find articles. HeinOnline contains comprehensive coverage of government documents.

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