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Long layover? Here's the best of 2016 in nine articles.

Here are nine of this year's best podcasts, articles, and documentaries about the top issues of 2016.

1. It's not all bad news for women running for the top political office

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, arrive for a statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

VIDEO (20 min.): "50/50" (Oct. 30, 2016)

From director and narrator Tiffany Shlain:

I was like ‘Fifty! How did I not know that; that there had been around fifty elected women presidents and prime ministers?’ and that made me think, ‘Gosh, maybe we’ve been telling the story of scarcity for so long and maybe it’s time we told a new story of abundance.’

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