BREAKING: Israel Assassinates Palestinian Jihad Leader, Kills Syrian Civilians

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Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night, an Israeli airstrike reportedly struck a residential building in Syria. This is not the first time that Israel, officially neutral in the Syrian Civil War (though they oppose Iran’s presence in the country), has struck Syria.

At approximately the same time, another Israeli bomb struck the house of Bahaa Abu al-Atta, leader of Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of terrorist cell Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The blast killed him and his wife, injuring three others.

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Editorial: PR Agent Caroline McAteer Can’t Threaten 71 Republic

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Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

Last week, 71 Republic’s Carlos Hermosillo wrote two pieces on MMA fighter Conor McGregor’s alleged sexual misconduct. Shortly after we published the second piece, McGregor’s PR agent, Caroline McAteer, sent us an email in which she demanded we remove the second piece. The article in question, which stated that McGregor supposedly offered more than a million Euros to his alleged rape victim, is available here. But 71 Republic is uninterested in McAteer’s little intimidation game.

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Canada’s Rhinoceros Party Is the Real Anti-government Party

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Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

On Monday, the people of Canada turned up in droves at voting stations across the country to choose who will rule them for the next several years. Though it was a tight race for several hours, Justin Trudeau eventually won a second term. Deservedly missing the news, however, was the Libertarian Party of Canada. Earning a paltry 8,281 votes, the Libertarians received less than a fourth of the support they received four years ago. It gets worse, though: the satirical Parti Rhinoceros Party ranked just above the Libertarians.

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The Kurdish People Made a Deal With the Devil

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Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

The Kurdish people have been in a pickle for decades. As Turkey begins an assault against the stateless nation, the situation only appears to be worsening; many people across the globe have placed blame on President Trump for moving small numbers of troops away from the Kurdish region of Syria. But it’s far from the first time the United States has turned blind eye to their so-called ally in the Middle East, so why does Kurdistan continue to place faith in the Pentagon?

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Biden Blunders: Candidate Forgets Party Affiliation

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Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

In Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, presidential candidate Joe Biden made instant history. With a confused statement regarding the capital gains tax, the candidate forgot for a brief moment that he was running as a Democrat. The 78-year-old man firmly asserted that he would “eliminate the capital gains tax” in an exchange with competitors. Following the debate, Biden apologized, explaining that he thought for a moment that he was running for the Libertarian nomination.

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