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Donald Trump supporters waited his arrival Sunday at Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport. Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EST):

6:38 p.m.

Donald Trump says he would give local residents the power to prevent refugees from settling in their communities.

Trump told supporters at a rally in Minneapolis that the U.S. would ‘‘not admit any refugees without the support of the local community where they are being placed.’’

He says, ‘‘It’s the least they could do for you. You've suffered enough in Minnesota.’’

Trump cited the September knife attack in a St. Cloud mall as he warned about the risks posed by radicalized immigrants. And he again singled out the Somali population, which in the past has condemned Trump’s comments.


He says, ‘‘Here, in Minnesota, you've seen firsthand the problems caused with faulty refugee vetting, with large numbers of Somali refugees coming into your state without your knowledge, without your support or approval and with some then joining ISIS and spreading their extremist views all over our county and all over the world.’’

Trump has vowed to stop admitting immigrants from ‘‘terror-prone regions’’ until new, more intense vetting mechanisms are put into place.


6:04 p.m.

Republican presidential nominee Mike Pence is suggesting he isn’t satisfied with the FBI’s conclusion on Hillary Clinton’s handling of national security documentation while serving as secretary of state.

Pence told a raucous crowd in Hickory, North Carolina, that ‘‘mishandling classified information is a crime.’’

The Indiana governor’s marks came hours after FBI Director James Comey confirmed that that agency still recommends no criminal prosecution related to Clinton’s use of a private email server while leading the State Department.

Comey had rocked the presidential election with a late-October announcement that agents were reviewing another cache of emails potentially related to the investigation he had declared closed in July.


4:55 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is campaigning with basketball star LeBron James in Cleveland on Sunday, hoping to motivate African-American voters to the polls.


She’s praising the NBA player for his basketball skills and ‘‘what he does off the court.’’

Clinton says: ‘‘What he does off the court is to care for every child as though that child is his own.’’

James tells the crowd that their votes matter. He says, ‘‘it really does.’’

Clinton’s team is worried about their chances in Ohio, where polls show her in a dead heat with her Republican rival, Donald Trump. She hosted a free concert in the state on Friday with rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce Carter Knowles.

Clinton will campaign later on Sunday in Manchester, New Hampshire, with songwriter James Taylor.


4:40 p.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Americans can end the Clinton era by voting for Donald Trump.

Ryan’s tepid support for the Republican presidential nominee has elicited criticism from some fellow Republicans. But the speaker issued a statement Sunday shortly after FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that a review of additional emails provided no grounds for criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.

Ryan said regardless of Comey’s decision, Clinton put the country’s secrets at risk and compromised national security.

Ryan’s statement comes a month after the Wisconsin Republican told his House GOP colleagues that he would neither defend Trump nor campaign with him.

Ryan is running for speaker again. He retains the support of a strong majority of congressional Republicans, but some GOP lawmakers are unhappy that he distanced himself from Trump and didn’t campaign for him.



4:25 p.m.

Donald Trump made no mention of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails did not change the FBI’s recommendation that she should not face charges.

But Trump, holding a rally in Minnesota on Sunday, did make his usual claim that Clinton ‘‘will be under investigation for a long, long time, likely concluding in a criminal trial.’’

Trump went on to say that Clinton is ‘‘protected by a rigged system. She shouldn’t even be allowed to run for president.’’

Comey’s letter was released minutes before Trump took the stage in Minneapolis. He has three more rallies slated for Sunday.

Comey’s initial announcement last month that the FBI was reviewing the emails was a political gift to Trump, who claims that a cloud of scandal would follow her into the White House.


4:20 p.m.

A former Republican senator from New Hampshire is featured in a new digital ad urging people to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Gordon Humphrey served New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate through the 1980s and was known as a staunch conservative. He backed John Kasich in the Republican primary and has been vocal with his anti-Trump stance.

Humphrey calls Trump ‘‘cruel,’’ ‘'shameless’’ and ‘‘a bully’’ in the direct-to-camera appeal. He warns Trump could lead the nation into nuclear war.

He ends the video by saying voting for Clinton is ‘‘the responsible thing to do.’’



4:07 p.m.

President Barack Obama is telling voters in Florida the race for the president is over if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the state.

Obama has returned to Florida on the final day of early voting before Election Day. ‘‘If we win Florida. It’s a wrap,’’ he says.

Obama is speaking at a baseball stadium in Kissimmee where Stevie Wonder performed earlier. He is telling the audience that’s he’s read that the campaign for Republican nominee Donald Trump has shut down his Twitter account in the campaign’s final days. Obama says if somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle control of the nation’s nuclear weapons.

Obama is also reaching out to minority voters in Florida and says Trump has vilified minorities and called immigrants criminals and rapists.


4:05 p.m.

President Barack Obama is telling voters in Florida they can’t stick Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a Republican-controlled Congress.

Obama is in Kissimmee trying to sway voting in the state’s U.S. Senate race where incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, is running against Democrat Patrick Murphy.

Obama says ‘‘if you want more endless gridlock, vote for Republicans.’’

He also is trying to tie Rubio to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Obama says Rubio once sent a tweet that said friends don’t let friends vote for con artist — a reference to Trump — but then ended up voting for him because it was politically expedient.


3:55 p.m.

Donald Trump is defending his decision to make a last-minute campaign stop in Democratic Minnesota — saying the pundits have been wrong about him before.


Addressing a rally that drew thousands in Minneapolis, Trump is criticizing rival Hillary Clinton for not spending enough time in the state. She last campaigned here in July.

He says, ‘‘Hillary doesn’t even come here. She refuses to campaign in Minnesota. Do you really want a president who’s never shown up?’’

Trump says that he ‘‘took so much heat’’ for adding the stop to his scheduled Sunday. But he says that he expects to win, despite the fact that the state hasn’t cast its electoral votes for a Republican since 1972.

He says, ‘‘Two years, I've been right’’ and the pundits have ‘‘been wrong.’’

3:50 p.m.

FBI Director James Comey says that agents have ‘‘reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton’’ that were part of newly discovered emails.

Comey sent a letter to Congress Sunday informing them that the FBI has ‘‘not changed our conclusions’’ from earlier this year that she should not face charges.

The emails were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Comey’s brief letter did not indicate how many emails were reviewed or what sort of material was found in Abedin’s emails.

Comey’s initial letter last month revealing that agents were reviewing the newly discovered email breathed new life into Donald Trump’s campaign. Trump has repeatedly warned that a cloud of scandal would follow Clinton to the White House.


3:43 p.m.

Hillary Clinton will be joined by another special guest on Monday night: Singer Bruce Springsteen.

The rock star will perform at an event with Clinton, her husband, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in Philadelphia.

The event is being billed as the capstone of her presidential campaign.

Clinton has been trying to tap into star power in the final days of the race, hosting a series of events with celebrities designed to boost turnout among young and minority voters.


3:40 p.m.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is praising a letter by FBI Director James Comey confirming his July conclusions in her email case.

Says campaign communications director Jen Palmieiri: ‘‘He has confirmed the conclusions that he reached in July and we’re glad this matter is resolved.’’

In a July press conference, Comey said he did not recommend charges against Clinton for her use of a private server as secretary of state. A letter sent nine days ago to congressional leaders said he was re-examining emails for relevance to her case.


3:30 p.m.

FBI Director James Comey tells Congress that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails has ‘‘not changed our conclusions’’ from earlier this year that she should not face charges.

Comey sent the letter Sunday, just two days before Election Day.

In July, he chastised Clinton’s use of the private mail server but said that the bureau would not be recommending criminal charges against the Democratic nominee.

The new letter follows one Comey sent late last month in which he said agents would be reviewing newly discovered emails that may be connected to Clinton. They were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced congressman and estranged husband of Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin.


2:40 p.m.

A protester involved in a scuffle at a Donald Trump rally in Nevada is denying accusations that he is an operative for Democrats.

Austyn Crites says he is a 33-year-old registered Republican who has donated money to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and canvassed for her last week because he doesn’t support Trump. But he says he has never met Clinton or her campaign.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN he was ‘‘a Democratic plant or operative’’ but offered no proof.

Crites says he attended Sunday’s rally with a ‘‘Republicans Against Trump’’ sign when he was attacked and someone yelled something about a gun. Secret Service agents quickly hustled Trump away. The agency said no gun was found.

Crites says the Secret Service released him after more than an hour.


2:30 p.m.

Donald Trump is pressing his pledge to repeal and replace President Obama’s signature health care law and promising to protect Social Security as part of his final argument to voters with just hours before Election Day.

Trump is kicking off a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, by pledging to provide cheaper, better health insurance for families across the country.

And he’s sounding more like a Democrat as he pledges to ‘‘protect and save your social security and your Medicare.’’

Trump is painting his rival Hillary Clinton as a corrupt, insider politician __ and repeating his unsubstantiated claim that the FBI will soon have ‘‘more than enough evidence’’ to secure criminal indictments against her.

Trump’s Iowa rally is his first of five planned for Sunday.


2:25 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is stopping by a cafe in West Philadelphia to try and motivate Democratic voters.

She’s telling diners: ‘‘We’re going to do this on Tuesday.’’

Clinton is campaigning hard in Pennsylvania in the final days before election day. She’s heading to Cleveland and Manchester for rallies with NBA star Lebron James and singer James Taylor later on Sunday.

1:10 p.m.

Clinton is telling African-American voters that the election is a choice between ‘‘hope and fear.’’

She tells parishioners at a Northwest Philadelphia church that everything they care about is on the ballot.

Clinton says: ‘‘This election is about doing everything we can to stop a movement to destroy President Obama’s legacy.’’

Clinton’s campaign is trying to boost African-American turnout, which has slipped since President Barack Obama’s campaign four years ago. She’s spending much of her final days in Pennsylvania, a crucial swing state that her team believes is leaning their way.

12:50 p.m.

The hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman suggest that she was miffed when the Nancy Pelosi refused to endorse her during the Democratic presidential primary.

According to an email released by WikiLeaks on Sunday, Clinton aide Huma Abedin noted in a July 16, 2015 email to campaign chairman John Podesta that Clinton had asked for the House Democratic leader’s endorsement over Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Pelosi ‘‘didn’t say yes. HRC said she felt it was a non-answer.’’ Abedin added that Clinton suggested someone call Pelosi’s top aide ‘‘to see what the deal is but she wasn’t prepared for that answer,’’ according to the email.

It’s not unusual for party leaders to avoid taking sides in primaries. Sanders — and Pelosi — ultimately endorsed Clinton.


12:45 p.m.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is rallying voters at an African-American church in north Philadelphia.

He’s warning that Republicans are trying to suppress minority votes in key swing states, telling parishioners at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ that they must ‘‘stand with her.’’

He says: ‘‘You've seen this before. This ain’t no original picture. This is a rerun.’’

Clinton is trying to rally black voters, ahead of Election Day. Early voting showed black support for Clinton slipping compared to turnout for President Barack Obama four years ago.

She’s making stops in Philadelphia before heading to Cleveland and Manchester, N.H. for campaign rallies.


12:40 p.m.

Donald Trump is kicking off a breakneck day of campaigning in Iowa with a show of party unity.

The GOP nominee is being introduced by a host of prominent GOP speakers, including Gov. Terry Branstad, Rep. Steve King and Sen. Joni Ernst.

Trump has faced unprecedented resistance from party leaders across the country throughout his unorthodox campaign. But Iowa is a rare state where he has long had their support.

Trump’s day will include stops in several usual Democratic strongholds, including Michigan and Minnesota, which haven’t cast their electoral votes for a Republican in years.

Trump is trying to put rival Hillary Clinton on defense and expand his paths to the presidency in the race’s final days.

12:25 p.m.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says voter data tells him the two candidates are in ‘‘a dead heat.’’

In interviews on CBS’ ‘‘Face the Nation’’ and ABC’s ‘‘This Week,’’ Priebus defended Donald Trump’s decision to use his final days to pitch himself to voters in states like Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania that are typically considered unfriendly territory for GOP presidential candidates.

Priebus says Trump isn’t using a traditional playbook because he’s not a traditional candidate. He told CBS, ‘‘we have got a candidate that appeals to a lot of voters that haven’t engaged in a long time. And he actually appeals to a lot of folks in the Midwest.’’


12 p.m.

William Weld says he’s comfortable ‘‘pursuing the best we can get’’ on Election Day, even if that means taking away votes from Democrat Hillary Clinton in critical swing states.

Weld, the Libertarian candidate for vice president and a former governor of Massachusetts, says he prefers Clinton to Donald Trump, calling Trump ‘‘totally unfit’’ for office.

But Weld is shrugging off suggestions that many left-leaning independent voters in swing states might vote Libertarian and tilt the election toward Trump. He says he thinks his party will pull away more Trump votes.

Weld tells CNN’s ‘‘State of the Union’’ that Republicans need to learn how to be socially inclusive and Democrats must learn to be fiscally responsible. ‘‘So I don’t feel at all apologetic about us trying to get there,’’ he said.

10:20 a.m.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager is saying without evidence that a Trump protester involved in a disturbance at a rally in Reno, Nevada, was ‘‘a Democratic plant or operative.’’

Trump was speaking to supporters when chaos broke out in the crowd, and Secret Service agents hustled Trump off stage. No weapons were involved, although Trump’s son Don Jr. labeled it an ‘‘assassination attempt.’’

A man claiming to be the protester later told The Guardian and Reno Gazette-Journal that he was carrying a sign that read ‘‘Republicans against Trump’’ when he was attacked. The man told The Guardian he heard one person yell ‘‘something about a gun.’’

Kellyanne Conway tells CNN’s ‘‘State of the Union’’ that the protester was canvassing for Clinton and was put there by the Democratic campaign, but offered no details or proof.


9:50 a.m.

Democrat Tim Kaine says his running mate, Hillary Clinton, didn’t notify ethics officials when the nation of Qatar donated $1 million to her family’s foundation while she was secretary of state because her agreement with the U.S. government didn’t require it.

After Clinton became the nation’s top diplomat, she agreed to notify the State Department if a foreign power increased its donations to the Clinton Foundation.

The idea was to prevent any suggestion that foreign countries could sway Clinton’s U.S. diplomatic work.

Kaine tells CBS’ ‘‘Face the Nation’’ that Qatar had already been a donor before she was secretary of state and that the $1 million donation ‘‘wasn’t a change in their position.’’

He said: ‘‘There was a clear understanding that there was not additional notice required.’’

9:30 a.m.

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence isn’t saying whether Chris Christie will continue to run Donald Trump’s transition team if the Republicans win on Tuesday.

But in an interview on ‘‘Fox News Sunday,’’ Pence says only that the campaign is not making any personnel changes ‘‘in the waning days of the campaign.’’

Christie is the chairman of the team charged with putting together a new government. The New Jersey governor is under fresh scrutiny for his role in the Bridgegate controversy.

Two Christie allies were convicted Friday in a plot to close the George Washington Bridge to punish a Democratic mayor for not backing Christie’s re-election.


9:25 a.m.

Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist says the campaign is focusing on Nevada and Michigan in the closing days of the presidential race.

John Podesta tells NBC’s ‘‘Meet the Press’’ on Sunday that if she can hold onto those two states in particular, ‘‘Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president of the United States.’’

Michigan, with 16 electoral votes, has voted for Democrats for president every election since it went for Clinton’s husband in 1992. Recent polls have Clinton with a slim lead.

Nevada, with six electoral votes, has swung between parties every two presidential elections beginning with Bill Clinton’s election that same year. Recent polls show a nearly tied contest.

It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.


9:20 a.m.

Hillary Clinton’s chief adviser says Donald Trump is ‘‘essentially adopting Russian foreign policy and rejecting bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.’’

John Podesta tells NBC’s ‘‘Meet the Press’’ Sunday that a ‘‘foreign power’’ hacked his emails and is working with Wikileaks to ‘‘dribble’’ those exchanges to the public with a clear agenda to hurt Clinton and help Trump before the presidential election Tuesday.

He suggested that Trump isn’t just neutral on Russian foreign policy, but an advocate of it. Trump has raised eyebrows for repeatedly praising Putin’s leadership and advocating a closer working relationship with Russia despite its record of human rights abuses and recent military incursions in Ukraine and Syria.

‘‘At least he’s a leader,’’ Trump told MSNBC of Putin last December, ‘‘unlike what we have in this country.’’


8:55 a.m.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is making her support for Hillary Clinton clear for all to see.

The popular leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party says in a Sunday Mail column that she ‘‘fervently hopes’’ Clinton will defeat Republican rival Donald Trump in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential vote.

It’s unusual for political leaders to express their opinion on other country’s elections while the campaign is underway. Neutrality is usually observed.

Sturgeon says Clinton would be ‘‘a great president’’ and that her election would ‘‘also mark the shattering of the glass ceiling in terms of equality for women.’’


6:00 a.m.

Israel’s prime minister says he expects the next American administration to back Israel’s approach to peacemaking — regardless of who’s elected president.

Benjamin Netanyahu tells his Cabinet he expects the United States to stay loyal to its long support for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict being resolved through direct negotiations without conditions — and not through pressure by the United Nations and other international groups.

Previous rounds of negotiations over the establishment of a Palestinian state have broken down and left outbursts of violence in their wake.

Israel opposes foreign initiatives to pressure it into concessions and accuses the U.N. of an anti-Israel bias.