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‘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:

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.

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.

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.
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  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Your life is about to get a whole lot easier. Unfortunately, the same thing can't be said for your live-in nurse.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    Pain will be yours this week when that Man from Nantucket finally hears all the terrible things you've been writing about him.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    If you had a dollar for every time a gorgeous woman invited you back to her place, you probably wouldn't be saving for that prostitute right about now.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    The kinds of changes that await you this week can be readily found within the pages of most high school chemistry books.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    You will once again lie to your dentist about brushing three times a day, flossing regularly, and not sleeping with his wife at the nearby motel every other Tuesday.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    Humiliation will be yours this week when astronomers discover four large satellites orbiting around you.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    Sure, smoking won't make you look cool, but at least it'll give you an excuse for being so incredibly lame.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    You'll put yourself through college by stripping, which wouldn't be so bad if you were doing it for the tuition money rather than the classroom grades.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    An attempt at composing the perfect love sonnet will fail time and again this week when you fall for a girl named "Orange."
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    Curiosity will kill the cat this week, though the microwave, the duct tape, and the tupperware container will be mostly to blame.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    Like a river that has, due to a number of environmental changes, begun to run dry, so too will your life become strained and hard to parse.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    There's just something about women you find completely irresistible. Probably their reproductive organs.

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