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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.

Rookie First Baseman Nervous To Chat With Baserunners

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.

What Is Trump Hiding?

As The Onion’s 300,000 staffers in its news bureaus and manual labor camps around the world continue to pore through the immense trove of documents obtained from an anonymous White House source, the answers that are emerging to these questions are deeply unnerving and suggest grave outcomes for the American people, the current international order, Wolf Blitzer, four of the five Great Lakes, and most devastatingly, the nation’s lighthouses and lighthouse keepers.

Deep Blue Quietly Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Garry Kasparov’s Ex-Wife

PITTSBURGH—Red wine and candlelight on the table before them, Deep Blue, the supercomputer that defeated reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, and Kasparov’s ex-wife, Yulia Vovk, quietly celebrated their 10th anniversary on Wednesday at a small French restaurant near Carnegie Mellon University, where Deep Blue was created.
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Horoscope for the week of November 5, 1996

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Your encyclopedic knowledge of all the latest Kevorkian jokes inexplicably fails to bring you love this week.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    A sudden sneeze while holding the forceps during your girlfriend's nipple-piercing will do wonders for her archery career.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    If you are truly making an effort to be more thoughtful, remember that killing yourself will save your family a lot of money, effort and drawn-out legal hassles.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    You will be found guilty in the murder of Pliny the Elder—despite the fact that he died 3,000 years before your alleged bath-house tryst.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Your fussy appetite, lack of table manners and chronic belching will result in a lifetime banishment from all Sizzler steakhouses.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    Explore new frontiers of togetherness with your loved ones. Invite them to share a bout of dropsy with you.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    A mistake in your will results in the words "Please Take One" being chiseled into your tombstone.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    Your congregation will hold you up as an object of shame and ridicule when Amy Grant calls you a blaspheming sinner during the live telecast of the 1996 Dove Awards.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    Politicians, cartographers and your town's Better Business Bureau will unite in their refusal to refer to your house as the Land Of Much Ass.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    Your refusal to Super-Size your meal for only 39 cents will ultimately result in your starvation.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    A genie will grant you a million dollars if you go an entire week without thinking of the word "hoopty."
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    You are unlikely to meet any former Tonight Show hosts this week, with the possible exception of Steve Allen.

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