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FBI considers inquiry into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, John Kasich writes in a vote for John McCain, study finds that black passengers face ride-sharing discrimination, and more.

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

FBI Mulls Probe of Former Trump Campaign Manager
The feds have launched a preliminary inquiry into the foreign business connections of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. "This is all political propaganda, meant to deflect," Manafort responded, denying any ties to Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. The inquiry is not believed to be at the level of a criminal investigation.—NBC News

John Kasich Votes for John McCain
Former Republican presidential candidate and incumbent Ohio governor John Kasich, who is less than fond of Donald Trump, voted for his party's 2008 nominee John McCain for president via absentee ballot. Which is to say at least one moderate Republican is seeing through their pledge to oppose Trump at all costs. —USA Today


State Department Cancels Sale of Weapons to Philippines
The US State Department reversed plans to sell 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippines after Senator Ben Cardin, the Senate foreign relations committee's ranking Democratic member, made clear recent alleged human rights violations in the country rendered it unacceptable.—Reuters

Ride-Sharing Drivers Often Racist and Creepy, Study Says
African American passengers using services like Lyft or Uber are more likely to face cancelations and higher wait times, according to a new study. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, and the University of Washington found drivers are way more prone to discriminate against passengers with "African American–sounding names," and also noted women tend to endure lengthier, pricier trips.—CNN

International News

Iraqi PM Warns ISIS: "Die or Surrender"
The prime minister of Iraq warned ISIS fighters to surrender after government troops advanced into an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday. "They have no escape, they either die or surrender," Prime Minister Haider al Abadi, donning military garb, said. But the battle to fully reclaim the city could be a months-long endeavor.—Reuters

Thirteen Killed, 20 Feared Trapped in Chinese Coal Mine Explosion
China was rocked by an explosion at a coal mine that killed 13 Monday, according to state media. Rescuers are trying to find 20 other miners believed trapped somewhere inside the Jinshangou mine in the southwestern Chongqing region.—Al Jazeera


President's Friend Detained in South Korean Scandal
A woman close to South Korean president Park Geun-hye was detained after prosecutors said she was "unstable" and a flight risk. Park has apologized for allowing Choi to edit political speeches without security clearance, part of an ongoing scandal in the country.—BBC News

Canada to Allow 300,000 Immigrants in 2017
Canada's immigration minister John McCallum says the government will allow 300,000 immigrants into the country next year, a figure that will serve as a new baseline for admission numbers. It is above the average of 259,542 immigrants admitted from 2011 to 2015.—Reuters

Everything Else

Senator Jokes About Gun Owners Shooting Clinton, Apologizes
Republican senator Richard Burr said at a meeting of GOP volunteers that he was surprised a picture of Hillary Clinton on a magazine cover didn't have a "bullseye" on it, leaked audio has revealed. "The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it," Burr said later.—CNN

Glee Star Will Not Be Charged with Rape
Former Glee star Mark Salling will not be charged with rape because the alleged victim waited too long to report it, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office, which cited a "four-year delay" and "insufficient evidence."—New York Daily News

'Deadpool' Director to Make 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie
Tim Miller, director of Deadpool, is developing an adaptation of classic SEGA video game Sonic the Hedgehog. Along with longtime collaborator Jeff Fowler, Miller is mulling a hybrid CG-animated/live-action film.—The Hollywood Reporter

Facebook Users' North Dakota Check-In Goes Viral
Facebook users have been falsely checking in at Standing Rock, North Dakota, to confuse the police regarding the identities and numbers of people protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.—VICE News

European Taxi Drivers Form Alliance to Fight Uber
Spain's largest taxi union, Fedetaxi, has announced plans to form a pan-European alliance to "fight the Uber lobby" in Europe. Union leader Miguel Ángel Leal said the European Taxi Alliance will be up and running by December.—Motherboard

Racist Man Filmed Yelling in Parking Lot Charged with Assault
The Canadian man who was filmed yelling "white power" and calling a South Asian lawyer a "fucking Paki" has been charged with two counts of assault. Karry Corbett, 47, has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance.—VICE