Finalists for Time’s 2018 Person of the Year announced

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Time Magazine has released the finalists for the 2018 Person of the Year award.

The shortlist announced Monday morning includes the more than 2,000 families separated at the U.S. border under the Trump Administration’s policy aimed at preventing illegal immigration.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has investigated Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, as well as key figures involved in the Trump campaign, also made the list.

Christine Blasey Ford is another top contender. Earlier this year she testified against then Supreme Court nominee and now Judge Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of sexual assault when they were in college.

The list also includes “Black Panther” director, Ryan Coogler, and former Hollywood actor Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry.

Time has identified a person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world each year since 1927. Women who led the “Me Too” movement, President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the healthcare workers fighting against the Ebola outbreak have all held the title of Time’s Person of the Year.

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