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Explore 2016 in headlines

Headlines are tiny windows into a big, happening world. As we try to make sense of the past year, it seems timely to take a critical look at the power and impact of these short phrases.

Explore every 2016 headline from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Search for a topic or phrase, compare the coverage, and download the results. Use this tool for research or for fun. Download the code and make your own visualization.

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Search terms can be singular (brexit), comma-separated to match either/or (clinton, trump), space-separated to match an exact phrase (north korea), or end with a * for partial matching (tech*).


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