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Google released its annual "Year in Search" list for 2017, detailing the topics around that users around the world were most curious about.

One notable omission on both the U.S. and D.C. lists: Any mention of President Trump or his policies as the top searches tended to focus more on cultural trends and newsy items.

Top U.S. searches:

  • Hurricane Irma
  • Matt Lauer
  • Tom Petty
  • Super Bowl
  • Las Vegas Shooting
  • Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
  • Solar Eclipse
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • Aaron Hernandez
  • Fidget Spinner

Top searches in D.C.:

  • Hurricane Irma
  • Tom Petty
  • Aaron Hernandez
  • iPhone 8
  • Game of Thrones
  • iPhone X
  • Washington Wizards
  • Solar eclipse
  • Charlie Murphy ("Chappelle's Show" star and Eddie's brother dies in April at 57)
  • Mayweather vs McGregor fight

Top 10 "how to" searches:

  • How to make slime
  • How to make solar eclipse glasses
  • How to watch the solar eclipse
  • How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
  • How to buy Bitcoin
  • How to freeze your credit
  • How to solve a Rubik's Cube
  • How to make a fidget spinner
  • How to cook a turkey in the oven
  • How to screen record

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Reports: Brazil leader to be accused of crimes against humanity over COVID

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Andressa Anholete/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Brazilian Senate panel will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with "crimes against humanity," alleging his COVID-19 pandemic response led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, per the New York Times and the Washington Post.

The latest: The lawmakers initially said Bolsonaro should be charged with mass homicide and genocide, but lawmakers updated the report to replace these with the new charge, its lead author, Sen. Renan Calheiros, told the NYT.

California governor declares drought emergency for entire state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speakinng to reporters in Los Angeles in September. Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) extended a drought emergency declaration to cover the entire state on Tuesday.

Why it matters: "California is experiencing its worst drought since the late 1800s, as measured by both lack of precipitation and high temperatures," per a statement from the governor's office. This past August was the driest and hottest one on record, "and the water year that ended last month was the second driest on record," the statement added.

Updated 5 hours ago - World

North Korea claims latest missile test new weapon launched from submarine

North Korean state media claims the country's military fired this missile on Tuesday. Photo: Korean Central News Agency

North Korean state media announced that a detected ballistic missile launch off its east coast on Tuesday was a newly developed weapon test-fired from a submarine.

Why it matters: Pyongyang's latest in a series of recent missile launches into the sea happened hours after U.S. officials emphasized their commitment to restart negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which have stalled since talks broke down during the Trump administration, AP notes.