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Upstate New York judge dies after having a heart attack on the bench

A judge in upstate New York died after suffering a heart attack in his courtroom. Putnam County Court Judge James Reitz had just finished a case on the bench Friday morning when he asked a court officer for help. “They were getting ready to call the next case when Reitz said to the court officer…MORE

This Google Doodle celebrates a dance performed by Native American women

If you’re in the United States or Canada, you may have seen the intricately designed Google Doodle above. It’s celebrates the Jingle Dress Dance performed by Native American women. The dance, which originated with the Ojibwe tribe, serves to “affirm the power of Native American women,” Google notes in an explanation of the doodle. The…MORE

El Niño is expected to delay the start of the North American monsoon

The US Southwest may have to wait for those jaw-dropping walls of dust, heavy rains and photogenic lightning strikes. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Tucson, Arizona, are calling for a delayed start to the seasonal shifts in winds that bring these powerful forces of mother nature to the region. Why the delay?…MORE