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From getting to work to how we heat our homes and more, people impact the environment in many ways. As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, explore the data and get a primer on the history of the environmental holiday.

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One of the most enduring images of athletes making a sociopolitical statement has to be gold and bronze medal winners Tommie Smith and John Carlos throwing up their fists in the Black Power salute from the medal stand at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Smith and Carlos hoped to bring attention to social injustices, including Black poverty, and to remember those brought to America in bondage. The HBO documentary “Fists of Freedom: The Story of the ’68 Olympic Games” (1999) and the BBC doc “Black Power Salute” (2008) cover the event. There’s also an Australian documentary (“Salute”), concerning the third man on the stand, silver medalist Peter Norman, who was punished by his government for his support of the gesture.

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It's coming up on eight weeks of a nationwide coronavirus shutdown, and while, thanks to the era of peak TV and the streaming wars, we'll almost never run out of content, some of us may be digging around into the deeper reaches of the Roku menu. What treasures can one find on Tubi, Philo, Vudu or Hulu? There are still content gems to be unearthed, have no fear. For the nonfiction and ...

Donald "Doc" Rubel, of Sioux City, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday. He was born on Oct. 23, 1926. 

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