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Ashley Branton lays out tarot cards in the back of her shop, Velvet Witch, in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, June 13, 2024. The city of Norfolk recently repealed its 45-year-old ban on “the practice of palmistry, palm reading, phrenology or clairvoyance, for monetary or other compensation.” The 1979 ordinance was not being enforced, however, and the psychic services industry is growing.
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The city of Norfolk has repealed a 45-year-old ban on palm reading and clairvoyance for money. Until this week, soothsaying had been a first-degree misdemeanor.
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