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FBI all-clear comes too late for Clinton?

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Mrs Clinton heads into the final day of a tight White House race with Mr Trump yesterday with new momentum after the FBI's announcement that no criminal charges were forthcoming in the probe of her e-mail practices.

FBI Director James Comey (pictured) sent shockwaves through the race by telling Congress on Sunday that investigators had worked "around the clock" to complete a review of newly discovered e-mails and found no reason to change their July finding that Mrs Clinton was not guilty of criminal wrongdoing in her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state.

Whether the announcement came in time to change minds or undo any damage from days of Republican attacks on Mrs Clinton as corrupt, was uncertain.

Tens of millions of Americans had cast early votes in the 10 days since Mr Comey first told Congress of the newly discovered e-mails. - Reuters.

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