Time releases short list for 2017 Person of the Year

Each year, the magazine strives to identify "the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse". On the list were the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, The Dreamers (thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.by their parents as children), Jenkins, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick, the #MeToo movement, Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump, and President of China Xi Jinping.

Time is expected to unveil the 2017 Person of the Year on Wednesday.

Footballer Colin Kaepernick, who kicked off the protesting of the killings of unarmed black men by kneeling during the national anthem, a move that has been extensively criticized by Trump, also appears on the shortlist.

For being "given a second five-year term this year...[and being] written into the Communist Party's constitution, achieving new authority and reinforcing his status as the country's most powerful leader in decades", China's President Xi Jinping is another nominee.

The Dreamers: "Dreamers - thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.by their parents when they were children - face uncertain futures if the Trump Administration follows through on plans to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program".

This season, hundreds of players have taken a knee before the anthem; some in criticism of President Donald Trump calling for the firing and suspension of players who disrespect the anthem.

The #MeToo movement was launched as claims of sexual misconduct spread across Hollywood and into other industries.

The US President and North Korean dictator were named today in the ten-strong shortlist for the annual award.

After a tumultuous first year in office, Donald Trump may again earn the title.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, made headlines recently when he an anti-corruption crackdown while leading the Saudi Vison 2030 to diversify the economy as well as helping in the expansion of culture and arts within society in the Kingdom. "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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