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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:

Mom Finds Disturbing Reading Material In Teenage Son’s Bedroom

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.

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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.
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  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    The year will fly right by after you accept new responsibilities in February, one of which will be to determine why the Earth is orbiting the sun at an increasingly rapid rate.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    Though you disapprove of your neighbors' penchant for mean-spirited gossip, you will see the best in them come out this October when the entire town bands together to save the old rumor mill.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    You will be transported to the year 5766—a bizarre world where black is white, right is wrong, and the consumption of pork and shellfish is prohibited by law—after converting to Judaism next month.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    The stars say the new year is about putting the past behind and moving on with one's life. Unfortunately for you, the court prosecutor, ballistics expert, and team of forensic analysts don't agree.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    You and your spouse will accidentally write the old year on an adoption form this week and find yourself with 2005 new Asian mouths to feed.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    Following 33 years of uncertainty and confusion, things will finally start making sense around August when you decide to purchase a wall calendar.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    March will see you break two New Year's resolutions: the first after lighting up a cigarette, the second after putting it out in the cornea of the stranger you've tied to the radiator in your basement.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    While the events that inspired it occurred over 50 years ago, investors this year will still be wary of backing your amusement park ride, The Holocoaster.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    Faith will play a big role in your life this year, as evidenced by your stubborn insistence that if God had wanted you to accept homosexuals, he would have given you the ability to do so.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    As manager of a pet store, you've long suspected employees were flushing dead goldfish down the toilet. The poodles, on the other hand, will surprise you.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    Your mother's death had you convinced last year was the worst of your life. But you will take that back this September, when you lose an umbrella.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    You will be praised at work for your idea that the hugely successful British television program BBC World News should be adapted for American audiences.

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