Newsmakers 2016

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The year in hashtags, memes, and viral videos

Newsmakers: Watch the viral videos and revisit the social-media buzz that dominated our online lives in 2016
Hillary Clinton Campaigns Across Florida, Encourages Early Voting

How 2016 became the year of the ’nasty woman’

In a hard 2016, a misogynistic insult from Donald Trump became a rallying cry
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Newsmakers 2016: The year’s most famous animals

From a snake on a plane, to some cuddly pandas and their prime minister friend, we track the top animal newsmakers of 2016
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Newsmakers 2016: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s fashion

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s exuberant fashion statements command attention, whether you like them or not
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Newsmakers: Penny Oleksiak, Canada’s champion

One day she was just another Canadian teenager—the next, Penny Oleksiak was an Olympic powerhouse
Inside The International Astronautical Congress

Newsmakers: Elon Musk and his rocket plan

Our 2016 Newsmakers: Have Elon Musk’s visionary ideas gotten ahead of his ability to deliver? Don’t bet on it.
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The best and worst in science and technology in 2016

Our 2016 Newsmakers: Cutting-edge research and the big health issue that science hasn’t figured out (yet)
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The best and worst in sports in 2016

Our 2016 Newsmakers: From Kobe Bryant’s career-ending high, to Maria Sharapova’s doping charge
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Newsmakers of the Year: Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen

As wildfires devastated Fort McMurray, Darby Allen became the face of ’fighting the beast’
The Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations At Windsor- Final Night

Newsmakers of the year: The royal family changes guard

As aging monarchs slow down, the spotlight shifts to the younger generation of royals