Thanks to unusually heavy monsoon rains, mesa land east of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico has erupted into vibrant green life — an unusual sight in this region. courtesy Harvey Day hide caption

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law

Lenira de Oliveira and her boyfriend were on trial for murder. Then an astonishing piece of evidence was submitted in their defense: a letter from the victim, as communicated to a medium.

Magos Herrera's latest album is Dawn, a collaboration with Spanish flamenco guitarist Javier Limón. Salvador Bonilla/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Magos Herrera And Javier Limon Serve Up Musical Tapas

The jazz singer and flamenco guitarist paired up for the new album Dawn, which features both American and Latin jazz standards, as well as classic Mexican folk songs.

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