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Americans say Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired in 2016

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President Barack Obama is the man most admired by Americans 2016. In a new Gallup Poll, 22 percent of respondents mentioned Obama in response to the open-ended question. Coming in second was President-elect Donald Trump at 15 percent. This marks Obama’s ninth consecutive time at the top of the most-admired list, but with a margin of only seven percentage points, it was his narrowest victory yet. Often, incumbent presidents are ranked highest — in the 70 times Gallup asked the…

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Love Disney’s ‘Dory’ fish? Soon, you could get your own

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Someday soon, you might be able to find Disney’s beloved “Dory” in your own aquarium – and the beautiful blue tang fish will be bred in Florida, not the Pacific Ocean. After six years of study, a team of researchers at the University of Florida, along with the Rising Tide Conservation, have figured out how to breed the saltwater fish in tanks for the first time. This could be a potential boon to Florida’s $27 million aquaculture industry, which breeds…

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Hillary Clinton picked as most-admired woman for 20th time

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Hillary Clinton is the most-admired woman in the world for the 20th time, according to a recent Gallup poll. Clinton was mentioned as the most-admired woman by 13 percent of respondents. The figure may seem low, but Clinton’s closest rival was Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen world renowned for her advocacy for childhood education. Yousafzai is also the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She earned just 5 percent of mentions in the Gallup poll. Talk show star Oprah…

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Disney teases ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Toy Story 4’ at fan event

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Beanstalks will grow, animals will walk upright, oceans will part, a forgetful fish will remember her family, and toys will fall in love in Disney and Pixar Animation’s upcoming films. The studio previewed its animation slate and made a number of announcements at the fan convention D23 Expo on Friday, with special appearances from some voice actors including Ellen DeGeneres and Dwayne Johnson. John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, hosted the presentation, where…

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