Mueller, Trump among Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ finalists

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The award seeks to recognise an individual or group of people "who most influenced the news and the world - for better or for worse - during the past year".

"More than 2,000 families were separated at the USA border this year under a Trump administration policy aimed at deterring illegal immigration", Time's article read.

In his second year in office, President Trump faced the ongoing Special Counsel investigation, and made headlines for an escalating trade war with China, and US border policies that separated thousands of families. TIME reported that he has also made headlines for several controversial actions including Russia's involvement in the 2016 USA presidential election, his reported possible involvement in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, and increasing tension with Ukraine. Prompting backlash, the "zero tolerance" policy was announced in April and formally ended in June, and resulted in thousands of children being held in federal government facilities while their parents were sent to jail.

A citation on the Person of the Year shortlist said the duchess had "traded in her roles on screen for a royal title, when she married Britain's Prince Harry to the delight of captivated crowds across the United Kingdom and millions more worldwide".

The magazine said President Trump "enacted controversial policies from separations at the border to a trade war with China and navigated crises involving both himself and his staff", one of which is the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Also among Time's finalists is Christine Blasey Ford. She became a symbol for survivors of sexual assault as she testified against Trump's Supreme Court nominee, now Judge Brett Kavanagh.

Meghan, 37, who married Prince Harry in May, featured on the U.S. magazine's 100 Most Influential People list earlier this year. Students from the school started the #NeverAgain movement and the March for Our Lives demonstrations across the United States, campaigning for gun control.

Behind the Marvel blockbuster Black Panther was director Ryan Coogler, just 32 years old. The film had the sixth highest grossing opening weekend of all time, according to Box Office Mojo.

Last spring an American actress gave up her TV career for a royal title. She married Prince Harry in May.

The magazine's final cover selection will be unveiled Tuesday morning.

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