Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrate holding his posters, after the announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq

Moqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq election

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Moqtada al-Sadr’s party wins the most seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Also, a group of women and children manage to escape captivity from Boko Haram in Nigeria. And, Tigrayan forces say the Ethiopian government has launched a coordinated attack on all fronts.

Jewish man prays at altar with pews behind him, USA flag in background

A gift from small-town Iowa brings light to Paraguay’s capital


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Iowan Maria Alcivar caucused and voted yesterday for the first time.

This Latina was undocumented for 14 years — she just taught others to caucus

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‘The Man Who Invented The Computer’

In her new book, “The Man Who Invented the Computer,” Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley introduces us to John Vincent Atanasoff, a physicist and mathematician who, in 1937, invented much of what we know as the modern-day computer. His creation became known as the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, also known as ABC: an invention largely overshadowed by […]

Chinese delegation signs huge soybean trade agreement with the U.S.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping along with several Chinese leaders visiting Iowa on Feb. 15 agreed to purchase $4.31 billion worth of U.S. soybeans from Iowa farms. China is expected to sign more deals with a total record purchase of 12 million tons of soybeans this year.

Iowa towns turning to foreign investment to restart economies

In Fort Dodge, Iowa, a South Korean company is bringing a factory to town. Across the U.S. Midwest, communities are trying to lure foreign investment to get economies going again.

In Iowa, small towns struggling to reinvent themselves for a globalized economy

Newton, Iowa, used to be the washing machine capital of the world. Then Maytag shut its doors and now the community is trying to figure out how it will revive its economy and add jobs.

Iowans struggling with a legacy of never electing women as governor, to national office

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As Iowans prepare to head to the cacaus, some people are questioning just why this state that is the first in the nation to pass judgment on presidential candidates have never elected a woman to the state’s most powerful positions.