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360 Tour: Inside The RNC

The Onion invites you to explore our view from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Good Guy With Gun, Bad Guy With Gun Both Excited To Unload Firearm In Crowd Outside Arena

CLEVELAND—As each of them looked around at the people gathered outside Quicken Loans Arena and fantasized about unholstering their weapon and taking aim directly at others, both a good guy with a gun and a bad guy with a gun attending the Republican National Convention reportedly worked themselves into a heightened state of excitement Thursday at the thought of unloading their firearm into the crowd.

Bob Dole Picked Off By Large Hawk Circling Arena Parking Lot

CLEVELAND—Describing how the bird of prey suddenly dived down from the sky at high velocity, sources confirmed Thursday that former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole was picked off by a large red-tailed hawk circling above the Quicken Loans Arena parking lot.
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State Apologies

The Commonwealth of Virginia recently apologized for slavery. Following Virginia's lead, other states have apologized for these past transgressions:

Alaska: Not taking better care of glaciers

Maine: Briefly joining the USSR at height of Cold War

Arkansas: Accidentally killing Oklahoma's state bird, replacing it with passable facsimile

Hawaii: Faking Pearl Harbor

Wyoming: Moving its border one mile west into Idaho every year since 1923

Kansas: Never having counted the vote of an Irishman

Arizona: Seducing nation's elderly into its 115-degree death trap

Georgia: Not giving slaves enough to do from 1857 to 1859

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