Girls on the Genesis Youth Foundation soccer team show off their skills with the ball at their practice in Des Moines.

Not all youth soccer players have the same opportunities. These Iowa clubs try to shrink that gap.


Sam Gabriel, director of her club Genesis Youth Foundation, who came to Iowa as a refugee from Liberia, created the program so kids could have a level playing field, both in soccer and in life.

George Nissen appears on a trampoline at the 2000 Olympics.

The Olympic trampoline tradition: Remembering the man who taught the world to bounce

Tokyo Olympics
A boy sits in a living room at a desk and watches a TV with a lesson airing on it.

Math at midnight: Students stuck in US struggle with remote learning at Chinese schools

Joe Biden y Bernie Sanders speak at a debate.

¿Podrá Biden lograr que los latinos voten? Los defensores de la migración no están seguros.

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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden reacts during the ninth Democratic 2020 U.S. Presidential candidates debate at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas Nevada, on Feb. 19, 2020.

Can Biden turn out Latinos to vote? Advocacy groups aren’t sure.

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Democratic US presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters and volunteers at a campaign field office in Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 2, 2020.

Iowans debate how to make the caucuses more inclusive

US politics

For nearly a half century, every four years, the world’s eyes have focused on Iowa for the first decision in the election for the president of the United States. In that same period, Iowa has seen an unprecedented wave of nonwhite immigration, bringing diversity to a state settled mostly by Europeans.

Grain buyers from Japan check out the corn on Rod Pierce's farm near Woodward, Iowa.

Will Iowa farmers benefit from Trump’s newest deals with China and Japan?

The United States and Japan have signed a tentative trade deal that would open up Japan to more American-grown wheat, pork and beef.

The Mississippi River near New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Mississippi: Pushed to the brink


Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.

A man holds soybeans in his hands.

How soybeans became China’s most powerful weapon in Trump’s trade war

China was once one of the biggest buyers of US soybeans. Now that the trade war between the US and China has intensified, tariffs have been put on US soybeans. Now, farmers across the country are hurting.

Ilhan Omar clasps her husband’s mother's face in her hands as she smiles

These are the women who made history in this year’s midterm elections

Women & Gender

It’s a record. After the midterm results are tallied, more than 100 members of Congress are expected to be women.