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DAYTON, OH—Calling on the 2017 class of canines to make the most of their training as they head out into the world, former first dog Bo Obama delivered a stirring commencement speech Friday to graduates of the Dayton Obedience School.

‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

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OMAHA, NE—Saying she felt disgusted and saddened by the shocking discovery, local woman Beth Loomis told reporters Thursday that she was deeply disturbed after finding recruitment reading material from the Baylor University football team in her teenage son’s bedroom.

Most Notable Google Ventures

Ten years ago this week, Google Street View launched, offering panoramic views of locations all over the world. As the tech giant continues to debut new projects, The Onion highlights some of Google’s most ambitious ventures to date:

Rural Working-Class Archbishops Come Out In Droves To Welcome Trump To Vatican

VATICAN CITY—Arriving in their dusty pickup trucks from as far away as the dioceses of Oria and Locri-Gerace to express their support for a leader who they say embodies their interests and defends their way of life, droves of rural working-class archbishops reportedly poured into St. Peter’s Square today to greet U.S. president Donald Trump during his visit to the Vatican.

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ATLANTA—Noting how important it is to make a good first impression, Pittsburgh Pirates rookie first baseman Josh Bell told reporters before Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves that he’s still nervous about chatting with opposing baserunners.
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Foreign Travel Tips

Traveling abroad can be a wonderful experience, but it's even better when you're prepared. Here are some tips to help make your next trip a safe and enjoyable one:


  • Get foreign TV schedules in advance to decide exactly what shows you want to watch.
  • Always bellow, "I'm an American, you filthy foreign barbarians!" to ensure top-quality service while abroad.
  • If you bend over to close your suitcase and hear a "Zwip! Thump!" sound, then discover a knife wobbling in the wall behind you, it could mean you've unintentionally become entangled in a web of international espionage and intrigue.
  • Carrying cash is unwise when traveling abroad; be sure to purchase lenty of McDonald's gift certificates before you leave.
  • Before leaving home, take your pets to local humane society and have them put to sleep; get new pets when you come back.
  • Many people in foreign countries do not speak English; you may need to speak louder and/or slower in order to make yourself understood.
  • When traveling through Europe, remind everyone you encounter that, if not for America, they would all be speaking German. (Note: Does not work in Germany.)
  • Do not treat foreign waiters with the slightest shred of human dignity; a friendly attitude will only earn their disrespect.
  • When traveling through Italy, be sure to get a load of the racks on some of those Ginas.
  • If you see Karl Malden ominously narrating before a camera while you are checking into a hotel, keep an extra-close eye on your credit cards; a commercial may be being filmed with you as the subject/victim.
  • When in Great Britain, remember to follow local customs and eat with a pair of tweezers.
  • When reentering U.S., remove heroin-filled condoms from stomach immediately.
  • Foreigners have lots of colorful local customs and ways; many of them will not mind if you ask them to shoot bananas out of their vaginas, blow smoke rings with their anuses, or perform fellatio on mules. Live it up a little! It can't hurt to ask.
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