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Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year'

Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year' Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year'
Charlie Simmons | 05 December, 2017, 02:50

Time Magazine is inching closer in revealing its coveted Person of the Year Award.

TIME has feature a Person of the Year since 1927.

One of the names noticeably missing from the list was former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who had been among the finalists past year but ultimately lost out to President Trump.

Time also named the Dreamers - young adults whose legal status in the United States was put in limbo this year.

TIME unveiled its shortlist for 2017's Person of the Year Monday morning on NBC's "Today" show.

There are thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the USA who were brought to the country as children. Their fate is still in the wind as Democrats have threatened to let the government shut down if the Dreamers question remains unresolved.

Previous individuals who were named Time's Person of the Year include President Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Mark Zuckerberg, Pope Francis, and Angela Merkel.

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The founder and CEO of Amazon, and the richest person in the world.

Patty Jenkins, who directed "Wonder Woman", is the lone woman on the list, not including the groups that were nominated.

Repeated ballistic missile tests and a back-and-forth war of words with President Donald Trump from the North Korean Leader has intensified the threat of nuclear war in American minds.

In 2016, Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality sparked a social movement.

A former director of the FBI, Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2017 presidential campaign.

The #MeToo movement has gained steam in recent weeks as a growing number of people have come forward to accuse multiple public figures of sexual misconduct.

Personally, if going by straight newsworthiness, I think the Person of the Year title should go to either Trump or The #MeToo Movement. He's brought charges against four people so far, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. "I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway", the President wrote on his personal Twitter, which has also been the source of major controversy and feuds involving him since his election.

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