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Donald Trump: Person of the Year

Every December, TIME names the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer

Person of the Year Runner-up: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton made history for three decades as an advocate, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State, but she will now be remembered as much for what she didn’t do as what she did. She’s the woman who was almost President

Person of the Year Runner-up: The Hackers

Hardly a week passed this year without news of some kind of digital breach, somewhere in the world, often establishing some kind of record—for sheer scope, for novel tactics or for setting an ominous new precedent. In 2016, hackers took aim at American democracy itself

Person of the Year Runner-up: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey's President survived a coup attempt to emerge stronger than ever, while the European Union all but outsourced its refugee crisis to Erdogan and, with it, the future of Europe’s own elected leaders, if not the E.U. itself

Person of the Year Runner-up: The CRISPR Pioneers
Person of the Year Runner-up: Beyoncé
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