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And finally today, we hope you're enjoying this Fourth of July weekend. So tell us, have you picked your go-to summer song?

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ALICE COOPER: (Singing) School's out for summer.

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The rains were late in parts of India this year, but the monsoon has finally arrived. It's bringing welcome relief from the heat but also some dangers. NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Mumbai where they got more than a foot of rain in 24 hours.

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You’ve likely been seeing fireworks in the sky celebrating Fourth of July early, but because of a new law you might not see them throughout the weekend depending on where you live.

The University of Alaska System is bracing for a 41% cut in funding it receives from the state, after Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed a $130 million line item in the state's budget.

The announcement came last Friday, three days before the fiscal year began on July 1. Dunleavy vetoed roughly $400 million in items in the budget, with education receiving the largest cut.

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Mexico launched its National Guard over the weekend in a grand ceremony led by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

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PRESIDENT ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR: Viva Mexico, viva Mexico.

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Michigan lawmakers visited Illinois on Monday to learn more about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to stop Asian Carp from reaching Lake Michigan.

Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office

Green Lake Township currently relies on other deputies from across Grand Traverse County, but now the county will assign an officer to the township.

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Green Lake Township and Grand Traverse County will split the bill. Overall, the officer will cost about $130,000, which includes training and equipment costs.

Vice President of Finance and Operations at ICA Pat Kessel says an officer nearby will make campus safer.

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To Italy now, where, over the last two weeks, a showdown has played out - on one side, a young female ship captain who rescues migrants seeking refuge in Europe; on the other, Italy's hard-right, anti-immigration interior minister.

Florida Has An Iguana Problem

Jul 2, 2019

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Attention green iguanas in the state of Florida - consider yourselves on notice.

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Yeah. The state is encouraging its homeowners to kill you whenever possible if you're on their property.

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