FBI lifts Clinton email cloud but Trump still on her heels

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waits to speak during a rally at the Armory November 6, 2016 in Manchester, New HampshireThe FBI lifted the threat that Hillary Clinton could face charges over her emails, leaving White House rival Donald Trump to demand that US voters punish her at the ballot box. With just one full day of campaigning left before Election Day, FBI Director James Comey unceremoniously closed down his probe into the former secretary of state’s private server. Clinton’s lead dropped from 5.7 to 2.9 percentage points in the week since the scandal returned, according to influential data journalist Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com.

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