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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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Pride and Prejudice: Researching Stonewall and LGBT Rights

The Stonewall Riots launched an international phenomenon that continues to grow as LGBT rights are increasingly recognized across the globe. As Pride Month comes to a close, join HeinOnline in exploring its origins and the development of LGBT rights in the United States.

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Exploring the Evolution of Memorial Day with HeinOnline

As previous generations have done before us, this Memorial Day we honor those who have given their lives in military service to the United States. In this post, we revisit the surprisingly controversial history of Memorial Day and use HeinOnline to examine its institution as a U.S. federal holiday.

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Do You Know How Much You’re Eating?

In early February, the House passed legislation which would amend how restaurants would provide the calorie count. Although restaurant owners are in favor of the updated legislation, public health experts are raising concerns. Lets research this topic using HeinOnline!

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Citizens United and Its Impact on Campaign Financing: A Brief Overview

Money and politics have strolled hand-in-hand since the founding of the United States, when wealthy, well-connected candidates financed their own political campaigns. In fact, George Washington spent about $8,000 in today’s currency on alcohol to “treat” voters on election day.

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No Beef About It: Factory Farming

Factory farming, also known as industrial livestock production, has nearly replaced traditional farming. In fact, 99% of farm animals are raised in factory farms. These farmsteads focus on a high-level output of meat, egg, and milk production.

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Michael Flynn and The Logan Act

After less than one month of service, retired U.S. Army lieutenant general Michael T. Flynn resigned as United States national security advisor on February 13, 2017 after a controversy arose about his prior conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Yesterday, the United States observed the holiday which marks Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The name Martin Luther was chosen in honor of the German religious reformer from the 1500s.