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The White House has shot down a petition to build a Death Star because it does not support the destruction of other planets and the costs involved would be too high.
In a lengthy tongue-in-cheek statement on the White House website, a senior official said: "The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it."
The petition, created last November, asked the White House to begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.