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Top 5: Billboard controversy, Lutzenkirchen memorial and GM recall top your Tuesday morning headlines

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This billboard loacted on I-20 west in Birmingham is stirring up controversy. This billboard loacted on I-20 west in Birmingham is stirring up controversy.
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BIRMINGHAM, AL - Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Tuesday, July 01, 2014.

1. A billboard located on I-20 is stirring up controversy. The sign reads “Anti-racist is code for anti-white.” The person or group responsible for the billboard has not been identified. Another sign with the same message was put up in Arkansas last year.

RELATED: Controversial billboard located on I-20

2. A memorial service is scheduled tomorrow for former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen. The 23 year-old died earlier Sunday morning in a crash near LaGrange, Georgia. The Auburn Athletic Department has also announced plans to hold a memorial service. Details have not yet been released.

RELATED: Barrett Trotter remembers Philip Lutzenkirchen

3. There is another recall involving General Motors. The company is recalling an additional 7.6 million vehicles due to ignition problems. The latest recall involves mainly older midsize cars and brings GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million.

4. Starting today through next year, all student loans offered by the federal government will have an interest rate increase of 0.8 percent. The change stems from a bipartisan deal brokered last year by congress and signed by President Obama in order to tie the rates to the financial markets.

5. Today team USA will take on Belgium in the World Cup. America advanced to the knockout round, despite losing to Germany last year. The game kicks off at 3:00 p.m. CST.

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