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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Rudy Giuliani is reportedly the favorite to become US secretary of state, Obama says Trump will be a "pragmatic" president, feds delay decision about the Dakota Access Pipeline, and more.

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

US News

Giuliani Favorite to Become US Secretary of State, Report Says
Rudy Giuliani, one of Donald Trump's closest allies, appears to be the leading candidate to become the next US secretary of state. A senior Trump official suggested there was no real competition, and when asked if there was anyone better than John Bolton, former ambassador to the UN, for the role, Giuliani replied, "Maybe me, I don't know."—AP

Obama Says Trump Will Be 'Pragmatic' President
President Obama is trying to reassure the American people about a Trump presidency, urging those who did not vote for him to "reconcile themselves" to the reality. Obama said Trump will be "pragmatic" rather than ideologically driven, "and that can serve him well as long as he has got good people around him," Obama said.—USA Today


Law Center Records Outbreak of Hate Crimes
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than 300 hate crimes and related incidents have been reported across the country since Donald Trump's victory last week. The organization said most of the harassment and intimidation took place at schools and university campuses, with many cases involving explicit references to Trump.—NBC News

Google Wants to Curb Fake News Sites
In an effort to stop misinformation spreading online, Google will ban fake news websites from using its AdSense software. Google wants to prevent its primary ad sales product's use on sites that "misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher's content, or the primary purpose."—The Wall Street Journal

International News

New Zealand Evacuates Stranded Tourists
Air force helicopters have begun evacuating tourists from Kaikoura, a town on New Zealand's South Island cut off by the landslides caused by Monday's 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Around 400 of the 1,200 tourists were flown out, 12 of them apparently suffering from injuries.—Reuters

Russian Minister Held Over Alleged Oil Bribe
Top Russian economic official Alexei Ulyukayev has been detained and accused of taking a $2 million bribe from a leading oil company. A spokesperson for Russia's Investigative Committee said the economy minister was "caught red-handed" after his ministry paved the way for oil giant Rosneft to buy a 50 percent stake in another company.—BBC News


ISIS Launch Wave of Suicide Attacks in Iraq
At least 14 people were killed in a series of suicide bomb attacks launched by ISIS in Iraq on Monday. The attacks came as Iraqi and coalition forces slowly made gains on Mosul, the militant group's last urban stronghold in the country.—Al Jazeera

Germany Outlaws 'Radical' Islamic Organization
Germany's interior ministry has announced a ban on an Islamic organization it claims is responsible for radicalizing some 140 young people, who then fought in Syria. Police carried out dawn raids on mosques, apartments, and other facilities believed to be connected to the True Religion, a group led by Salafist preacher Ibrahim Abou-Nagie.—CNN

Everything Else

Supporters of Social Marijuana Measure Declare Victory
A Denver ballot measure allowing bars and cafes to obtain permits as marijuana "consumption areas" looks to have passed. Supporters of Initiative 300 declared victory after 53 percent of people had voted in favor with only 32,000 ballots left to count.—The Denver Post

PBS Broadcaster Gwen Ifill Dies at 61
Acclaimed broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill, co-host of PBS's NewsHour, has died at the age of 61. President Obama paid tribute to Ifill, saying: "She not only informed today's citizens but she also empowered tomorrow's journalists."—VICE

Lyft Dumps Pink Mustache Logo
Ride-sharing company Lyft has decided to get rid of the pink mustache logo seen on the front of its drivers' cars. It will be replaced on dashboards with a pill-shaped, multi-colored LED device called "the Amp."—TIME

'Black Beatles' Reaches No.1 on the Hot 100
Rae Sremmurd's single "Black Beatles" has hit the number one spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, shifting the Chainsmokers and Halsey's "Closer." It's the first appearance at the top for Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, and co-writer Mike Will Made-It.—Noisey

Florida Teacher Investigated for Post-Election Racism
A Florida high school teacher has been put on administrative leave after being accused of telling a group of black students, "Don't make me call Donald Trump to get you sent back to Africa." Some other teachers across the country are apparently responding to the election in similarly controversial fashion.—VICE News

Federal Agency Announces Dakota Access Pipeline Delay
The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced the decision over the Dakota Access Pipeline will be delayed further. "Additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history of the Great Sioux Nation's dispossessions of lands," the agency stated.—Motherboard