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Meghan Markle, whose engagement to Prince Harry charmed the world, was the most-searched-for actor in the world on Google in 2017.
What we searched for on Google in 2017: Meghan Markle, Matt Lauer, slime
The top search term was for a disaster. The No. 1 searched person was a man accused of sexual harassment. And the most-searched how-to was how to make slime. The year 2017 was captured in global search data released by Google this week in all of its tumultuous, emotional and eventful splendor.
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Unlike gas-powered engines, electric engines don’t require oil changes, have far fewer moving parts and rarely break down, eliminating much of the maintenance that repair shops rely on. The latest electric vehicles can be serviced using parts purchased online or fixed remotely through over-the-air updates.
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A monitor showing the prices of virtual currencies at the Bithumb exchange office in Seoul, South Korea, this week.
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The Echo (left) and Echo Plus in Seattle, Washington, on Sept. 27, 2017.
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Kelli Saunders, president of Morai Logistics, an operating agency of Mode Transportation, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group.
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