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Triangle believers flock to psychic fair

The occult was on full display at the Dancing Moon metaphysical store in Raleigh on Sunday as 118 customers lined up to consult with psychics, clairvoyants, Tarot readers, palmists, mediums, numerologists and other spiritualists.

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Rising home costs hurt Triangle buyers, renters

The Triangle’s economic recovery is drawing real estate investors. And that infusion of money is raising the cost of land and housing, along with concerns that lower income residents will soon be unable to live near where they work, receive health care and have access to public transportation.

National

In California, drought widens economic split

The fierce drought that is gripping the West – and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California – is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity. The daily water consumption rate was 572.4 gallons per person in Cowan Heights from July through September 2014, the hot and dry summer months California used to calculate community-by-community water rationing orders; it was 63.6 gallons per person in Compton during that same period.

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Officer reunited with newborn he found in Dumpster in 1989

Santa Ana police Officer Michael Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces.

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