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Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.

Dems have money edge in key Minnesota races

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Minnesota Democrats enjoy campaign cash advantages in all races for statewide office as the party seeks to keep its current grip on power.

US concerned by Iranian arrests of journalists

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The top U.S. nuclear negotiator says she is concerned by reports Iran has arrested four journalists, including three Americans.

US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.

US home price gains slow for 6th straight month

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season.

Summary of NCAA head-injury settlement

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday notified a U.S. district judge that lawyers for former college athletes and the NCAA reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit after nearly a year of talks. Here's a rundown:

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

McConnell inches ahead in tight Kentucky Senate race

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has inched ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in their battle for a Senate seat, but the race remains too close to call.

Marijuana measure won't be on suburb's ballot

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A marijuana decriminalization measure isn't expected to be on the November ballot in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe Park following a mistake by organizers of the effort.