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FBI clears Clinton (again), Ohio judges lift constraints on voter intimidation, Syrian rebels announce assault on Raqqa, and more.

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

US News

FBI Clears Clinton (Again), Trump (Again) Says System 'Rigged'
Donald Trump criticized FBI director James Comey's decision to exonerate Hillary Clinton Sunday, telling supporters at a Michigan rally that the recently discovered emails had not been properly investigated. "She is being protected by a rigged system," the Republican nominee said. Comey wrote a letter to Congress the same day explaining the new batch of emails did not change his previous conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.—NBC News

Ohio Court Lifts New Rules on Voter Intimidation
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio threw out new constraints Democrats hoped would discourage voter intimidation in the state on Election Day. A previous lower court ruling had cleared the way for harsher penalties on anyone found blocking, harassing, or taking photos of voters. —CBS News


South Carolina Man Charged with Quadruple Homicide
Police have charged Todd Kohlhepp, already booked for allegedly keeping a 30-year-old Kala Brown chained up "like a dog" in a storage shed, with four counts of murder. Investigators say he confessed to an unsolved quadruple homicide from 2003, as well as the murder of 32-year-old Charles Carver, Brown's boyfriend, whose body was dug up Friday.—USA Today

Seniors Evacuated After Quake Hits Oklahoma
Central Oklahoma was shaken by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake shortly on Sunday night, damaging buildings in the town of Cushing. Though no injuries were initially reported, residents at a senior-living complex were evacuated and taken to a gymnasium.—CNN

International News

Syrian Rebels Announce Assault on Islamic State Stronghold
The Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces, has launched an attempt to seize the key city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. Brett McGurk, President Obama's envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, says the campaign will unfold in "very deliberate phases."—BBC News

China Stops Hong Kong MPs from Taking Office
China's government in Beijing is blocking two young pro-independence Hong Kong politicians from taking seats in the city's parliament in a sign of more aggressive intervention in its territory, which the British controlled until 1997. —Reuters

Indian Government Declares Delhi Pollution 'Emergency'
The Indian government says Delhi's record-breaking toxic air pollution is now an "emergency situation." A coal-fired power station in the city will be shut down for ten days, and schools have been ordered closed for three days as well.—The Guardian


Nicaraguan President Set to Win Third Term as Opposition Cries Foul
Daniel Ortega was close to securing a third consecutive term as Nicaraguan president after early results showed him with a commanding lead. With roughly 20 percent of ballots counted, Ortega had more than 71 percent of the votes, the Supreme Electoral Council announced late Sunday, though opposition leaders said the contest was stacked against insurgents and urged a boycott.—Al Jazeera

Everything Else

'Doctor Strange' Dominates Worldwide Box Office
Marvel's Doctor Strange enjoyed a huge opening weekend at the US box office, taking in some $85 million. The Benedict Cumberbatch movie debuted a week earlier in some markets, and has now raked in $325.4 million worldwide.—The Hollywood Reporter

Snowden Dismisses FBI Conspiracy Theories
Edward Snowden says the FBI had plenty of time to examine the latest batch of Clinton emails. The whistleblower noted investigators would have subtracted duplicate emails: "Old laptops could do it in minutes-to-hours," he tweeted.—Huffington Post

Australian Robber Shot in the Ass with Bow and Arrow
A 68-year-old man in Sydney, Australia, shot a suspected home intruder in the butt with a bow and arrow. Police are still hunting for the alleged thief, believed to be a white male in his 30s, and have advised him to seek medical attention for his injury.—The Australian

Boiler Room Festival Shut Down After Arrest
The Ray Ban x Boiler Room Weekender in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, was shut down early Sunday after witnesses saw cops making arrests. Video footage obtained shows a young black woman handcuffed and surrounded by police.—Thump

Canada Spent Over Half a Million on Royal Visit
Canada spent about $649,000 on the latest visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in late September, according to figures obtained through an access to information request. William and Kate spent about $13,000 on hospitality alone.—VICE

The XX Release Another 55-Second Clip on Spotify
British chillwave heroes the XX teased fans again Sunday with another 55-second clip of new music on Spotify. It was the second time in three days the group floated new material.—Noisey