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Trump, Biles, Putin Make Time's Person of the Year Shortlist

The 2016 Person of the Year will be unveiled on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday morning and Time.com

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    Trump, Biles, Putin Make Time's Person of the Year Shortlist
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    From left, President-elect Donald Trump, gymnast Simone Biles, and Russian President Vladimir Putin have all made the shortlist for Time Magazine's Person of The Year.

    Time magazine narrowed downed its potential "Person of the Year" list to 11 finalists on Monday.

    The short list includes President-elect Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a presidential nominee for a major political party; Olympic gymnast Simone Biles; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; former head of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage; Beyonce; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

    The Flint Whistleblowers, local residents, along with civil-engineering professor Marc Edwards and local pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who alerted the public to the lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, along with CRISPER Scientists, who have developed a groundbreaking new technology that can edit DNA, also up for the recognition. 

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2007, made this year's shortlist, too. 

    The magazine's editors each year select a person — or idea — that has most influenced the news and the world in the past year. Time has made the pick since 1927.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who opened her nation's border to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and managed Europe's debt crisis, was Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2015. The year before that, the honor went to the Ebola fighters.

    The 2016 Person of the Year will be unveiled on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday morning and Time.com.